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West Elementary getting fence
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West Elementary School is slated to receive added security with placement of a fence. 

“The fence at West Elementary will be paid for out of a safety grant,” said Director of Schools Bobby Cox to members of the county Financial Management Committee. “We received two bids, Grissom Underground and Stubbs Construction. Stubbs was the low bidder.”

Stubbs Construction’s bid was $54,750, while Grissom’s bid was $63,000.

Cox says the fence will be 6 feet tall, enclose the campus, and be similar to the chain-link fence placed at Bobby Ray Elementary.

Stubbs Construction placed Bobby Ray’s fence in 2019 after winning that project with a bid of $88,032. It, too, enclosed the entire campus and was funded through a safety grant. 

West’s fence will be paid for using a Safety Grant applied for in 2018. The grant totals $72,360. With a required match of $18,340, the school district has $90,700 earmarked for fencing. 

“I motion that we accept the low bidder,” said Cox.

Financial Management Committee members unanimously approved the motion. 

The fence at West Elementary should be complete before school resumes in August.