Saturday, July 31, 2010

School Board Selects New Fine Arts Location

At Tuesday's meeting the Thomaston Upson Board of Education selected the site for the new Fine Arts Center. The site is located between the high school and South Elementary on property the school system already owns. The location will eliminate land costs and it will be within easy walking distance for all schools except the middle school.

The board appointed an advisory committee to work with the architect on planning.

Community appointees: Juliette Hightower, Eddie Rogers and Jay Eubanks.

School system appointees: Band Director Jeremy Stanley, Choral Director  Jeremy Rooks and Drama Director Josh Sermones.

School board members: Keith Rowling and Angeline McGill along with Mike Majors from the central office.

The school board passed a resolution allowing the use of general funds for the project to be re-paid when the SPLOST begins in August. The total maximum amount allocated for the project is seven million dollars.

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