MTS awarded high school tuck pointing contract

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The Knoxville Board of Education recently approved a contract with MTS in the amount of $15,400 for tuck pointing around the north and east sides of the high school. There were two bidders for the contract, with the other coming in at over $28,00.

This is just one maintenance project approved at the meeting. Approval was given for the construction of a new maintenance building. Superintendent Cassi Pearson explains that the district still has equipment stored inside the former East Elementary. East has most recently served as a temporary home for the Knoxville Public Library, but transferring library materials to the permanent location has already begun.

When the district sold East to the City of Knoxville, the agreement included a provision that the district could continue to use space for 18 months. A better long-term plan for storing the equipment currently in East is needed. Equipment includes paint supplies, signs, carpet and carpet squares, etc. There is enough still in East to fill seven classrooms.

An agreement with Larson Engineering was approved for $30,500.