school construction

Work continues on the construction of the new Burroughs-Molette Elementary School.

The Glynn County Board of Education approved Tuesday the purchase of more than 100 surveillance cameras for the new Burroughs-Molette Elementary School.

The school board unanimously approved the $70,625 purchase, which will be made through a statewide contract with Adapt To Solve.

The plan approved by the school board calls for a total of 108 security cameras, which will be installed outside and inside the school.

The new Burroughs-Molette Elementary is being constructed behind the current school. The transition into the new school will begin before Christmas break, and students and teachers are scheduled to be moved in by February 2019.

“I took a tour of Burroughs-Molette on Friday, and if y’all haven’t been in there you need to go,” said school board member Hank Yeargan. “It is unbelievable.”

The school board also approved the purchase of structured cabling for Glynn Academy’s Sidney Lanier building, which is undergoing renovation. The school board approved Network Service Consultant’s $57,376 bid.

The structured cabling will support voice, data and CCTV for the building.

The final approval Tuesday was for an application to receive state funding to help pay for the replacement of roofing at C.B. Greer Elementary and Satilla Marsh Elementary. Both schools are more than 20 years old, which is the time mark at which the state department of education allows school systems to request funding for school improvements.

Glynn County Schools plans to receive $128,425 from the state for the roof replacement projects.

“This will not pay for it all, but it will pay for a substantial amount,” said school member Millard Allen.

In other business, school board member Linda Bobbitt has been chosen to replace school board member John Madala as the board’s representative on the Brunswick-Glynn Land Bank Authority.

Madala has served on the land bank authority for about a year and a half.

Bobbitt has expertise in real estate that will make her an asset on the land bank authority, Madala said.

“It’s a great initiative that’s going to help the city and the county immensely when they buy into it,” he said.

Glynn County Schools will be closed today, due to Hurricane Michael, and all extracurricular activities have been cancelled. As of Wednesday, the school system planned to reopen schools Friday.

“Our hearts and our thoughts and prayers are with those on the gulf coast, certainly,” said Glynn County Schools Superintendent Virgil Cole.

More from this section

For five days last year, Ryan Moore raced a dirt bike through the hills of Mexico from Veracruz to Puerto Escondido. Racing is a passion he discovered later in his life — at age 27, he said — but he admits he doesn’t have as much time for it as he used to.