School board approves price for Satilla Marsh renovations

The Glynn County Board of Education voted Tuesday to approve a guaranteed maximum price of $12.9 million for renovations at Satilla Marsh Elementary School.

The allowance includes a previously approved first phase allowance of $1.5 million.

The work will include the addition of eight classrooms as well as renovations on the kitchen and remodeling the cafeteria to expand seating.

“Back when we originally presented, we presented it as an allowance so we could get the work started,” said Mike Blackerby, executive director of operations for Glynn County Schools. “We did not have all the final costs associated with that at that time. But as we developed the remaining part of the GMP, we rolled that allowance into the GMP. That work is not fully complete yet either.”

The original $1.5 million allowance was approved in May for Pope Construction to begin site work at the school.

In other business, the board approved a change order for $68,000, after completing the Egmont Street parking lot project at Glynn Academy under budget.

The project was finished at $68,000 under its $977,000 budget.

“It’s just a savings off the top of the project,” Blackerby said.

The project included the demolition of the former school board office on Egmont and the addition of almost 100 new parking spots for Glynn Academy’s campus in downtown Brunswick.

The project wrapped up just before the start of the new school year.

The board also voted to approve the purchase of a 72-passenger Blue Bird propane-powered school bus for $156,993 from Yancey Bus Sales and Service.