WINTERBORO, Ala. -Winterboro High School and Sycamore Elementary are preparing to move to a brand new facility.
In the Talladega County Board of Education meeting Monday approved a bid from Blalock Build Company for more than $18,000,000 to build a new school for Winterboro High School.
The decision was made last year in a meeting when a tax vote for the school district had the majority vote to combine Winterboro High School and Sycamore Elementary School. The members of the Board of Education estimated the amount it would cost.
The board bid a package to demolish the Pittard School of Technology, which has been finished. The bid was awarded to Blalock Builders to build the school, which was the lowest bid. Contracts have been signed by Dr. Lacey, the Superintendent of Talladega County Schools, on behalf of the school system. They have been sent to be signed by the contractor, and there will be a pre-construction meeting and additional site work as far as getting the foundation ready. In the pre-construction meeting, the bidder, the contractor, the subs, the architect school board representative and the building commission. The board is hopeful there will be a work trailer out there to start the actual building process soon.
“We’re excited about being able to build a first class building for the students of Winterboro and Sycamore,” said Cunningham. “I’m more excited for the children and parents who have been in support of building this school. The principals have had input, and all the teachers are excited. New is always good.”
The new school is set to open for the 2019-2020 school year.
“All kind of factors will determine if it opens then, or not,”said Kelvin Cunningham, the Operations and Support Personnel for Talladega County Schools. “We’re hopeful that will be when we can move the teachers and students in, but all kinds of things can come up when you’re working on the outside.”