Carrollton, GA – The Carrollton City Schools Board of Education unanimously approved the purchase of property known as 290 Tom Reeve Drive in Carrollton during Tuesday night’s Board Meeting. The property previously housed Winnelson Plumbing Supply. The final purchase price is $358,000.00.
“This is another example of our board leadership,” said Dr. Kent Edwards, superintendent of Carrollton City Schools. “This purchase will allow us to meet the needs of our present construction situation and provide us a known future use once construction is complete. By looking at this holistically, the purchase will, ultimately, move our maintenance staff immediately adjacent to campus instead of several blocks away.”
Construction of the new Carrollton High School requires a secure inside and outside location to house construction materials that is close to the build site. The Carrollton BOE determined that making this purchase was financially prudent when factoring in the cost of rent and the value of the current maintenance location at 167 Aycock Street. Once the high school is complete, the BOE plans to sell the .98 acre site and relocate the maintenance team and materials to the Tom Reeve location.
“Taking these needs together saves us money and makes us better,” said Edwards. “Our Board of Education continues to make wise financial decisions that are in the best interest of our students and taxpayers. By looking at everything in unison, the effective net cost of this acquisition will be far less than the purchase price. We project a positive return on investment from employee travel time and increased efficiencies.”
The deal is expected to close in thirty days.
Press Release – Jay Goodman – Carrollton City Schools
About the Carrollton City School System: The Carrollton City School System is a Charter System as recognized by the State of Georgia Department of Education. Founded in 1886, Carrollton City Schools is a recognized educational leader with offerings including: the first state accredited STEM Program in K-3, one of only two high schools in Georgia to earn the AdvancED STEM certification, International Baccalaureate degree program, award- winning robotics teams as well as renowned programs for the arts and athletics.
See the previous story about where Carrollton Winnelson moved to by clicking here.