The Muscogee County School Board will hold a retreat tomorrow, Jan. 30 at the Mildred Terry Public library.
The retreat will begin at 9 a.m. with a called school board meeting. The board will go into a closed session for a legal and personnel matter.
After the closed session, the board will reconvene to take action on a memorandum of understanding with the city of Columbus regarding the property around the Columbus Public Library. According to an agreement reached last week between the school board and the city, the school district will give the city 9 acres for its projects, including a swimming complex, a citizen services center and a parking garage. The city, in turn, will give the school district 5 acres on the site of a Carmike movie theater. About $1 million left over from the 1999 sales tax revenue will pay to remove asphalt from the remaining 14 acres, implement erosion control measures and seed the soil.
The board will also discuss the architects for several Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax projects, including the new Carver High School.
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The retreat will begin following the board meeting. Both are open to the public.
For more information, contact the board's executive assistant Karen Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-748-2018.