Deputy Superintendent Brad Johnson said the eight classrooms are needed because the five-year projected enrollment for the school clocked in at 1,259 students, which was higher than originally expected. The prior five-year projected enrollment for King Springs was 1,100, the system said.
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Board members also approved a contract to build its secondary data center. Cooper and Company General Contractors will build this project for $4.5 million, and the school district will also fund the construction with SPLOST revenue.
The school district said the center, which will be built on Glover Street near the central office, will house hardware and software components that “provide the district fault tolerance and daily business continuity” in the event of an attack to its primary data center.
The center provides internet and intranet connectivity to and from schools and systems that will allow the district to continue daily operations. It will also work as a primary connection for all central office departments so they can communicate with the rest of the school system. The project is expected to be completed by March 2020.
Adams said moving ahead with this project won’t affect other projects the district plans to build using sales tax dollars.
Board member Randy Scamihorn said the project will allow the school district to “safeguard” student and employees records and district financial records.
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