Progress continues to be made on major construction projects across Carthage ISD, Superintendent Jarrod Bitter noted at Monday’s school board meeting.
At the softball-baseball complex, Bitter reported crews had placed 1,300 blocks at the site on Monday. Most of the time, Bitter said they have between 20 and 30 people on the construction crew at that job site working to get it finished. In addition to working on the concessions, restrooms and locker room building, Bitter noted they were also getting ready for new grandstands to be put in place.
Renovation work at Baker-Koonce Intermediate School is also progressing, Bitter noted.
“Really, a lot of that stuff in the hallways has been completed, we are waiting on some of the the wall stuff — the tank board, dry erase boards, different things like that,” he said. “We will get that first phase of teachers back into their classrooms — I think at the end of next week is when we’re talking about moving furniture back, moving their classrooms back into their normal spot. And then we’ll move the next phase of teachers into some of those temporary classrooms.”
Bitter noted it would still be a couple of weeks for the millwork and cabinetry to be finished in those first few renovated classrooms because they are still waiting on it.
“When we install that millwork and cabinetry, it’ll be at a time it’s not disruptive to what we’re doing during the school day,” he said.
The hope is that the next phase of BK renovation, to finish out the back section of the school, is done by Thanksgiving, Bitter said, noting they’d like to “be able to come in and pour all of the flooring for that back section of the building and really knock that out and move that piece ahead of schedule if we can do it without being disruptive.”
By: Meredith Shamburger