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Hartselle Enquirer

HCS sets capital plan at $3.2M

Brent Maze
Hartselle Enquirer

Hartselle City Schools has set its priorities for capital improvements for the 2013-2014 fiscal year at a total price tag of $3.2 million.

While the capital plan still includes $40 million for the new high school that opened earlier this year, the Board of Education currently has 19 other projects on its list, including renovations, information technology upgrades, land acquisition, electrical work, roof replacements and repairs and a possible addition.

While the school system has to submit this capital plan to the state, School Superintendent Dr. Vic Wilson cautioned that the plan is subject to change at any time.

“If we have a roof fall in at Hartselle Intermediate or one of the other schools, that would obviously become our top priority,” Wilson said. “It just gives us a list of improvements that we would like to see. And it could change at any time.”

The top priority outside of completing any final projects at the new high school is the renovation of Hartselle Junior High School. Most of the improvements were made this summer at a projected cost of $275,000.

This doesn’t include an additional $450,000 for a roof replacement of the Pettey Center in FY 2014 or another $325,000 in roofing replacements projected in the capital plan to be funded in FY 2016.

However, the board anticipates spending $1 million to improve information technology infrastructure at Crestline, Barkley Bridge, F.E. Burleson, Hartselle Intermediate and Hartselle Junior High Schools at a cost of $200,000 per school.

Wilson said this was to install a voice over Internet protocol system at each school, which is something that the new Hartselle High School already has.

This also includes up to $173,000 land acquisition at Barkley Bridge Elementary. The board voted at its Oct. 21 meeting to offer $160,000 to purchase the land adjacent to the current school site.

Roofing repairs and replacements up to $550,000 at Hartselle Intermediate School are also projected in the capital plan.

Wilson expects the capital plan to change next year after the school system completes a facilities assessment.

“That’s why we’re planning to do a facilities assessment so that we can better grasp of what kind of shape our buildings are in and what are our top priorities,” Wilson said.

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