From the Boardroom

Wayne County Board of Education Meeting Recap [6-15-22]

On June 15, 2022 the Wayne County Board of Education held a special called meeting. After superintendent, Dr. David Lewis, shared a historical review of the new Fremont Elementary School project, the Board approved two items specific to the new school construction project and then adjourned its meeting.
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Board approves joint resolution in support of Guaranteed Maximum Price

Superintendent, Dr. David Lewis presented a spreadsheet with the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) for the new Fremont Elementary construction project, which had a total construction cost of $35,705,418.16. Dr. Lewis noted that the Fremont Elementary working group was able to reduce the GMP by approximately $2 million through a reduction in costs in a number of project areas, including the willingness of two major construction contractors assisting with the project - Daniels & Daniels Construction Co. (Construction Manager At Risk) and Pinnacle Architect, P.A. (Design Firm & Project Manager) to reduce their fees.


Following the presentation, Board Chair West read a Joint Resolution Between The Wayne County Board Of Commissioners And The Wayne County Board Of Education Accepting The Thirty-Five Million, Seven Hundred And Five Thousand, Four Hundred And Nineteen Dollar And Sixteen Cents Guaranteed Maximum Price For The New Fremont Elementary School Construction Project. The joint resolution was approved 5-0 with Board Member Henderson abstaining (which is considered a Yea vote).


The joint resolution will now move on to the Wayne County Board of Commissioner for its consideration on the morning of Thursday, June 16.

Board approves purchase of five acres of adjoining land

Upon the approval of the joint resolution, Assistant Superintendent for Support Services, Dr. Tim Harrell, presented a proposed contract for the purchase five acres of additional land that adjoins the land already purchased for the new Fremont Elementary project. The cost of the land is $65,000 and will be paid through WCPS capital funds. Dr. Harrell shared that the property will be used to increase the campus footprint and allow for the movement of a water retention pond for drainage. The purchase was approved 5-0 with Board Member Henderson abstaining.

Board Meeting Resources for the June 15, 2022 Meeting

The full June 15, 2022 Board Meeting can be viewed by clicking on Video Link. This meeting and past meeting videos can be viewed by clicking on the following Board Meeting Videos Link. The June 15, 2022 Meeting agenda and associated materials presented to the Board can be viewed by clicking on Meeting Link.

DISTRICT 1: Mr. Don Christopher West (Chair) - christopherwest@wcps.org

DISTRICT 2: Mr. H. Len Henderson - lentick@msn.com

DISTRICT 3: Ms. Patricia A. Burden (Vice-Chair) - patriciaburden@wcps.org

DISTRICT 4: Mrs. Jennifer S. Strickland - jenniferstrickland@wcps.org

DISTRICT 5: Mr. Craig Foucht - craigfoucht@wcps.org

DISTRICT 6: Mr. Wade Leatham - daleleatham@wcps.org

AT LARGE: Mr. J. Tommy Sanders III - tommysanders@wcps.org