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First two school bond projects get OK
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Forsyth County News

FORSYTH COUNTY — During a called meeting Monday afternoon, Forsyth County Board of Education voted 5-0 to approve bids for the first two projects funded through 2014 bond program.

In May, voters approved the $195 million bond, which will be used to make more than $80 million in improvements to the system’s existing schools. Funds also will be used to eventually build a new high school and middle school.

On Monday, school board members signed off on a bid of nearly $193,500 from Charles Black Construction for a new concession stand at North Forsyth High School.

“North is the only high school that currently does not have a visitor concession stand with restroom facilities,” said Jennifer Caracciolo, school spokeswoman, after the meeting.

In addition, the board approved spending nearly $96,000 for a new parking area at Lambert High School.

Bill McKnight, facilities director, said C.W. Matthews will build the lot near the school’s entrance.

Construction on the concession stand is expected to begin sometime this summer, while it is unclear when the parking lot work will commence due to scheduling with the contractor.