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Renovations being discussed for 2 Hall elementary schools

POSTED: March 10, 2014 11:28 p.m.

The Hall County School District is considering using sales tax money to redo the entrances at two of its elementary schools.

Special purpose local option sales tax funds could be used for the entrances and administrative offices at both White Sulphur and Lyman Hall elementary schools.

“Over the years we’ve tried to help especially our older elementary schools,” Executive Director of Facilities Damon Gibbs said, adding student pickup and drop-off times at each school highlighted the inefficiencies of each area. “(The changes) will get it more functional for parents.”

The proposed changes will cost $42,500 for Lyman Hall and $47,300 for White Sulphur and encompass the administrative and counseling offices at the front of the schools.

“Many people don’t realize Lyman Hall and White Sulphur are sister schools,” Superintendent Will Schofield said. “They have the same building plan.”

According to Gibbs, both buildings were built in the 1970s. 

If approved, he said the renovations will take place over the summer. County school board members will vote on the SPLOST request at the March 24 meeting.


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