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Dougherty School Board approves major project and millage

By Len Kiese - bio | email

July 14, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Some Dougherty County elementary school students and teachers will have to do some shifting around this school year but they'll probably like the outcome.

Lake Park Elementary School will be totally revamped. School leaders approved a bid for the $4.4 million project Monday night. The entire inside of the school will be upgraded including the air-conditioning and electrical systems.

Work to replace old floors and ceilings could begin as soon as Monday. As a safety improvement, the main office will be at the very front of the building.

"We're also going to rework the front driveway, add more parking, create a covered walkway for them to unload students when it's raining and then also add a new canopy out in front of the building so it's a really nice project," said Bob Fowler with the Dougherty County School System.

The project will be done in three phases meaning various parts of the school will be closed off at different times. Students and staff will have to make use of portable classrooms. Construction should last 14 to 16 months.

The Dougherty County School System also won't raise taxes this year. Board members approved a millage rate of 18.445 Monday night. That's a rollback of .005.

The tax digest grew by about $10,000 this year, allowing the school system to decrease the property tax rate. County Commissioners also approved a slightly lower millage rate Monday.  

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