The Bond County Community Unit 2 Buildings and Grounds Committee recently met to discuss a project to improve north Dewey Street. The school district owns the section north of Killarney Drive to Junior High Drive.
During the past year, the Unit 2 has made numerous repairs to the road.
At the committee meeting, Mike Wilhite, district facilities director, presented members bids submitted from contractors. It was decided to recommend to the full school board to concrete Dewey Street and the bus lane, immediately west of the junior high school and elementary school.
The committee will also recommend the concreting of a small, paved area, near the cafeteria, which is used for deliveries and trash pickup.
Wilhite said the low bid to use concrete was below the price for asphalt. He favored concreting the road and lane because they receive heavy traffic during the school year as buses drop off and pick up students.
Superintendent Jeff Strieker said the district has about $480,000 in the life-safety fund to cover the project, which will cost about $350,000.
Wilhite also advised the committee of other summer projects, which will include creation of a time-out room in the Greenville Elementary School, upgrades to restroom plumbing in the elementary school, replacement of closet and storage room doors in the high school gymnasium, work on the electric switch panel in the high school gym, and addressing water drainage on the west side of the Sorento School building.