By Bill Short
The Millington School Board has unanimously approved on first reading a proposed revision to its policy regarding new project planning.
Board members took the action during their Dec. 6 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Cody Childress and seconded by Marlon Evans.
The board approved the original policy in April 2014.
The revision, recommended by the Tennessee School Board Association, is scheduled for final reading at the board’s Jan. 3, 2022 meeting.
If given final approval, the revised policy will state that the board will approve a registered architect for new projects of construction, expansion and/or maintenance as required by law. The board will execute a contract with the architect for each project.
After the contract is executed, the architect or architectural firm will select a registered engineer for each project.
The revised policy will state that the board will have sole discretion on choosing sites for construction.
When determining where to begin new projects, the board will consider the current and future populations of the area, transportation routes and accessibility to utilities.
The construction, remodeling, renovation, expansion or modification of a school building will comply with state and federal requirements regarding building accessibility.