Marietta School Board Approves Gym Floors and Playgrounds

Victoria Thongleuth was praised by the Board for her academic record. (photo by Rebecca Gaunt)Victoria Thongleuth was praised by the Board for her academic record. (photo by Rebecca Gaunt)

The Marietta School board met Tuesday evening.

West Side Elementary, Hickory Hills Elementary and Marietta Center for Advanced Academics will receive new maple hardwood floors in their gyms, which are currently carpeted. The expected cost is $114,900 and is funded by E-SPLOST V. Work should start in December and take four weeks.

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The Board approved PlaySouth Playground Creators, LLC to build a new playground for MCAA for $119,804. The project is expected to take eight weeks and is also funded by E-SPLOST V.

Marietta Middle School will receive an orchestra room from E-SPLOST IV funds for a cost of $100,000 Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP).

Marietta City Schools will purchase Registration Gateway, an online system that allows parents to register students and submit documents. It is expected to save personnel costs and parent time. SPLOST funds will pay for the program, which will run $41,300 the first year and $32,800 a year for the next two years.

Andrea Langston works in an autism classroom for grades 3-5. (photo by Rebecca Gaunt)

Andrea Langston works in an autism classroom for grades 3-5. (photo by Rebecca Gaunt)

The Board also recognized employee of the month Andrea Langston who teaches special education at Hickory Hills Elementary.

Students of the month Victoria Thongleuth and Summit Troutman received recognition for their accomplishments. Thongleuth is a straight-A student and Troutman is competing in All-State Orchestra.

Summit Troutman attends Marietta Middle School. (photo by Rebecca Gaunt)

Summit Troutman attends Marietta Middle School. (photo by Rebecca Gaunt)

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Rebecca Gaunt
Rebecca Gaunt earned a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in education from Oglethorpe University. After teaching elementary school for several years, she returned to writing. She lives in Marietta with her husband, son, two cats, and a dog. In her spare time, she loves to read, binge Netflix and travel.

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