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BOE seeking reimbursement for replacing doors at W.O.P.

Published 1:57pm Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Butler County School System is seeking to recover more than $8,000 from four companies after learning that the wrong doors were installed at W.O. Parmer Elementary School this past summer.

According to Butler County Schools Interim Superintendent Amy Bryan, the school system paid $10,636 to have the doors installed at the school.

After an inspection prior to the start of the school year, officials learned that the doors had to be replaced.

“We had them installed this past summer, and a fire inspection revealed the problem,” Bryan said. “The doors had passed the construction inspections. There are three sets of double doors at the front foyer of W.O. Parmer. The very front double doors were correct but the two side double doors were the incorrect ones. They had to be unlocked to exit rather than having the auto exit mechanism in place for quick evacuations.”

Bryan told the Butler County Board of Education at its monthly meeting Thursday that she is seeking 1/5 of the cost of replacing the doors from each of the four entities involved in the installation of the doors. The BOE will pay the remaining $2,127.20.

She said she has already received payment from First Team Construction, and that Greenville Glass Co. and Volkert have agreed to reimburse the school system.

Bryan said she is still waiting on a response from JMR+H Architects.

In other business: 

The board of education recognized a number of students for excellence in the classroom.

The following advanced placements students were presented with a certificate at the meeting:

  • Jarred Seale scored 3 on AP US Government exam.
  • Victoria Bailey scored 3 on her AP English Literature exam.
  • Kate Crenshaw scored 3 on her AP English Language exam.
  • Brianna Landers scored 3 on her AP English Literature exam.
  • Norman Schmitz scored 4 on his AP English Language exam and a 4 on his AP Biology exam.
  • Irina Seale scored 3 on his AP English Literature Exam

Dailyn Swann was recognized for winning the Southeast Alabama Gas District essay contest.

The following students had artwork on display at the state superintendent’s visual art exhibit:

  • Mykel Cheatham
  • Gwe’Undra Gill
  • Clay Gunter
  • Preston Hoffman
  • Claire Ledbetter
  • Clarissa Mills
  • Robert Newton
  • Esha Patel
  • Qearyahana Smith
  • Colby Stokes
  • Aaliyah Studstill
  • Javarius Thomas
  • Austin Walker
  • Jaeger Young

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