School Board to consider second makeup day

AIKEN STANDARD FILE PHOTO BY LARRY WOOD Aiken County Public School District Deputy Superintendent Dr. Shawn Foster will introduce architectural plans for the new Leavelle McCampbell Middle School and for North Augusta High for final approval at the Board of Education meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the District office.

The Aiken County Board of Education is expected to vote on a proposed school calendar change to create a second makeup day for classes missed during the heavy rain and flooding in October.

The proposal would make Jan. 4, 2016, part of winter recess, a makeup day.

In October, students in Aiken County Public Schools missed two instructional days because of weather-related closures. The School Board approved the first make up day for Oct. 26.

In other business, the Board will see design development drawings and hear budget updates for construction of the new Leavelle McCampbell Middle School in Graniteville and renovations at North Augusta High.

Architects from McMillan, Pazdan, Smith Architecture will present the plants and budget to the Board for final approval. They also will provide a detailed cost estimate and project budget summary to the Board.

The project budget for Leavelle McCampbell is $29,659,402, and the project budget for North Augusta High is $52,760,123.

The Board also will hear first readings of amendments of policy concerning:

• Professional staff vacations and holidays

• Support staff vacations and holidays

• School principals and building administrators

• Building and grounds maintenance

During executive session, the Board will hear a contractual issue consideration concerning a job title and a legal briefing.

A native of Aiken, Larry Wood covers education for the Aiken Standard.