Lee Schools to hold meeting on Saltillo construction

By Chris Kieffer

Daily Journal

TUPELO – The Lee County School District will hold a public meeting tonight to discuss some of the projects resulting from July’s bond vote.

The School Board and Superintendent Jimmy Weeks will discuss proposed projects at Saltillo Primary School and Saltillo High. Tonight’s meeting begins at 6 in the Saltillo High Commons Area.

Voters approved July 30 the school district’s request to issue $13.5 million in new bonds to fund various construction and renovation projects throughout the district.

Weeks said there have not been changes made to the plans at those two schools but that the district wanted to take an opportunity to update residents of Saltillo and Guntown and to hear if they have any recommended tweaks.

The plans called for a two-story classroom addition at Saltillo High and eight new classrooms and a PE building at Saltillo Primary.

Weeks said the plans at Guntown are currently on hold while the district learns the fate of a historical building on the school’s campus that can no longer be used because of termite damage and the presence of black mold. Damage to the building was discovered after the district’s original construction plan.

It has already sought bids for the construction of a new classroom building at Plantersville Middle, the first project from the bond vote to proceed. Bids were due to be opened on Nov. 14 and could be approved soon.