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BOE selects contractor for Eastside High School replacement
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COVINGTON, Ga. - McLeRoy, Inc., of Zebulon, was selected as the contractor during the Newton County Board of Education work session Tuesday, June 11. The vote for the contractor was unanimous among the board members.

McLeRoy, Inc. will be “clearing trees and debris, grading for the future school facilities and the installation of a stormwater drainage system,” according to the agenda packet information provided at the work session.

The value of the contract is $5,387,284.

During the session, Eddie Johnson, District 2 board member, began a discussion about the clearing of trees, and Dr. Mike Barr, NCSS chief operations officer, confirmed: “approximately 30 acres of trees that will remain undisturbed on the site.”

Earlier this year, the BOE approved the purchase of 107 acres of property in eastern Newton County to replace the existing Eastside with a new facility located within the same school boundary lines. The property is located on Highway 142 near the intersection of Highway 278. 

According to a previous NCSS news release, the new school should be open and ready for use in 2021.