School Board to hear RS-M addition’s low bid

  • Posted: Monday, February 11, 2013 12:06 a.m.
    UPDATED: Monday, February 11, 2013 7:18 a.m.

At an Aiken County Board of Education meeting Tuesday, district officials are expected to formally announce Edcon Inc. as the low bidder for Phase I of a new addition to Ridge Spring-Monetta High School.

The board will meet at the district office, 1000 Brookhaven Drive, at 7 p.m.

The RS-M project will construct a building that will bring grades six to eight to the campus – eliminating those grades from Ridge Spring-Monetta Elementary/Middle School.

The bid came in at $7.063 million for the single-story classroom building. Edcon’s bid was under projected estimates, and, according to the district agenda, all the bids came in below estimates.

In other business:

• District officials will explore necessary policy changes in grading and assessment systems.

According to the school district’s agenda document, the State Department of Education is calling for changes in certain requirements for academic credits. As a result, local districts will have to amend the grading-scale policy to comply with those changes. Additionally, the State Department is also requiring changes related to certain high school classes for which eighth-graders can qualify each year – Honors Algebra I and Honors English.

• Dr. King Laurence, associate superintendent for instruction, will give updates on the Center of Innovative Learning at Pinecrest and on alternative learning.

• Royce Cook, a North Augusta High School junior, will be recognized as the winner of an Aspiration in Computing Award.

• Grace Thompson, the South Aiken High School NJROTC supply officer, also will be honored for being named a national Legion of Valor Bronze Cross achievement award winner.

• Addressing the School Board in public participation will be Marcia Nash, the Aiken County First Steps Board executive director.

• School Board member Keith Liner will give a legislative update.

• The School Board will hear five student appeals related to disciplinary actions.

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