Board approves final schematic drawings for new high school
POCAHONTAS – In a special-called meeting Monday night, May 11, the Pocahontas School Board of Directors approved the final schematic drawings for the new high school project and their release to Nabholz Construction for pricing.
The Board first saw the preliminary drawings during a special meeting held on March 13. Architect Todd Welch of Brackett-Krennerich in Jonesboro presented the final drawings of the new high school to the Board Monday night and said he’s been working on getting the floor plans completed. Welch noted he added the structures so they could do a framing plan and a foundation plan, which are the next steps.
The new high school will be built in its current location with demolition work expected to begin next summer.
Although no date was given, the Board said they would soon be issuing a statement along with more information regarding the old rock building at the high school. Last discussions amongst the Board included plans for portions of the old rock structure to be used in some sort of way in the new high school.
In other business, the Board approved:
• The 2019 to 2021 academic facilities partnership funding projects. During the May 6 meeting, the district’s new high school project was approved to receive $9,268,749.75 in partnership funding from the Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation Board.
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