Contractors Looking at Tight Deadline on Cafeteria

Contractors working on the Frankfort High School renovation project are facing a tight deadline with the school cafeteria.

“We’ve got to have our cafeteria up and running for the start of school,” said Community Schools of Frankfort Assistant Superintendent Joel McKinney Tuesday night. “There’s a lot of work left to be done in our cafeteria. But, our contractors are confident that over the next three weeks they can get in there and finish up the flooring which is the primary piece that will take place first. Then, we’ve got all new serving lines that will have to be installed. So, we’re on a tight timeline.”

McKinney said the cafeteria will need to be ready the first week of August because food will start being delivered for school which starts Wednesday, Aug. 9.

In other news, the board accepted the lease agreement for the student laptops needed for the 1:1 program being implemented at Frankfort High School by January. McKinney said there are a few more items that need to be taken care at the August board meeting.

“We’ll have everything ready for this lease agreement that the board approved,” said McKinney, who added all students at FHS will be involved in the 1:1 learning program.

The lease agreement is a three-year deal and cost the district $349,000. McKinney added each individual laptop cost $349 and parents will be responsible for insurance on the laptops.