Alabaster BOE approves more school upgrades

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

The Alabaster Board of Education approved a list of projects ranging from refinishing a gymnasium floor to repairing a damaged bench during a special-called July 22 meeting.

During the meeting, the School Board unanimously approved the list of upgrades, which totaled $11,630.

“This is part of our shine-up and cleanup as we get ready for school to start,” said Alabaster School Superintendent Dr. Wayne Vickers.

The list included a $1,250 concrete bench repair on the Thompson High School bus loop and $250 in upgrades to the Thompson Intermediate School kitchen. Also included on the list was a $1,730 refinishing of the Thompson Intermediate School gymnasium floor and an $8,400 structural assessment of Thompson Middle School.

The renovations were the latest approved by Alabaster City Schools since the city finalized its split from the Shelby County School System on July 1. Past renovations included items such as landscaping at all schools and re-tiling of the Thompson High School gym and auditorium lobby.