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School construction still under budget

Good news for the Butler County School System: the county’s construction projects are nearing their conclusion and are still under budget.

So the board was informed during Thursday night’s work session.

All janitors and principals met for an orientation this week to learn about the ins and outs of regulating the new heating and cooling systems installed in the system during the construction.

it was noted last week’s open house at the new Butler County Magnet School drew a large crowd with many positive responses.

In additional south Butler County school projects, McKenzie’s new construction should be ready for inspection by August 4, the earliest date it could be scheduled.

The board was assured the set-up would not interfere with teachers preparing for classes or the operation of school, set to start August 6.

Board member Linda Hamilton applauded the construction company for “stepping in and delivering” for the Butler County School System.

“You have done a really outstanding job for us.” she said.

Superintendent Mike Looney said the board could plan to see a number of surplus properties coming up for board approval as the R.L. Austin and Georgiana High School campuses were vacated.

A total recap of all county school construction projects will be provided at the August meeting.