The Troup County Board of Education approved a $930,000 bid to re-roof West Point Elementary School during a special called meeting Tuesday.
John Radcliffe, assistant superintendent of maintenance and operations, said the school system has been replacing sections of the roof that have been leaking over the past year. However, sections have continued to leak and are falling in, allowing water and elements inside and causing more damage. He noted that the roof of the building is 23 years old.
The bid for work came from Freeman & Associates of Columbus, which Radcliffe said was the lowest responsive bidder for the project. Freeman plans to use a membrane roof, Radcliffe said, a type of rolled roofing made from synthetic substance like PVC or rubber.
The project will be paid for with special-purpose, local-option sales tax funds.