East Columbus Magnet Academy is requesting the Muscogee County School Board approve the naming of a football field for a former coach.
The recommendation will be considered at a board work session Monday at 5 p.m. in the Muscogee County Public Education Center on Macon Road.
A letter from the school to the board says the school wishes to name its field for John “Pepper” Spurlock Jr. who served the school in various capacities for 14 years.
Beside coaching football and wrestling, he also served as a social studies teacher and assistant principal.
The letter says he was part of the coaching staff that secured several middle school football championships.
Spurlock, 42, a University of Georgia graduate, died Oct. 20, 2017.
In other business:
▪ The board is being asked to approve the design, bid and construction for the repair of a sewer line at Eddy Middle School which has had several blockages. The cost of the project is given at $255,000.
▪ The board is being asked to approve Pound Construction Company as construction manager at risk for wrestling room additions at Jordan High School, Kendrick High School and Columbus High School.
▪ The board is being asked to approve Barnes-Gibson Architects to develop a new five-year local facilities plan.
▪ The board will receive reports from Chattahoochee Valley Libraries and The Columbus Museum.
▪ The board will hear recommendations from Superintendent David Lewis for new members on the board audit committee. The names were not given on the meeting agenda.