The school’s junior and senior buildings date back to the late 1960s and are some of the oldest buildings on campus, said district spokesman Jay Dillon.
Interim Superintendent Chris Ragsdale has recommended the board appoint Chapman Griffin Lanier & Sussenbach Architects for the job. The renovations are expected to be finished by the start of the 2016 school year.
The district has set aside $490,426 for the renovations, with five percent of the cost going toward design fees. Dillon said the exact dollar amount of the renovation would be determined after the architect submits their plans.
The renovations are part of a larger $9.8 million project at McEachern that will come out of special purpose local option sales tax funds. Other items included in the $9.8 million figure include replacing flooring in the junior, senior and business technology buildings, replacing the heating, ventilation and air conditioning units throughout much of the school and replacing lighting or adding emergency lighting on several of its athletic fields.
Also on the agenda is the appointment of three central office positions and the resignation of a human resources employee who is taking a job out of state.
One appointment is to fill the assistant superintendent of teaching and learning, a position overseeing the planning, implementation and evaluation of curriculum, instruction, assessment and staff. The position commands an average salary of $111,000, although the final pay is dependent on qualifications, said John Adams, the district’s human resources chief.
The district is also set to appoint a director of capital projects, accounting and accounts payable in its finance department, and an executive director of employment with its human resources department.
The finance job has an average salary of $79,000; the HR job, $46,000.
The school board will also vote to accept the resignation of Tim Baker, the county’s executive director of employment. Baker is moving to the Williamsburg James City County public school district in Virginia to oversee its HR department.
“We wish Tim the very best and hate to see him go, but understand that this is a great opportunity,” Adams said of Baker’s promotion.
The school board meets at 514 Glover St. in Marietta at 7 p.m. Executive session starts an hour earlier.