On Monday, November 20, during the Governor Mifflin School Board meeting members voted 8-0 to approve a public hearing slated for January 2, 2007, regarding the construction of the new elementary school.
The new school will be located where the current tennis courts and soccer fields are at the Intermediate School (600 Governor Drive, Shillington).
Construction of the school is planned to begin in the summer of 2007.
Currently, no contractor has been decided on, and bids for constructing the building will be due in the spring, 2007.
According to Kelly Rismiller, public relations for Governor Mifflin School District, the new elementary school will cost an estimated $25 million to construct. "It will be a 'green school'-environmentally friendly," said Rismiller.
In addition, the board members voted 8-0 on the budget of $103,312, for the new entry security systems at Brecknock, Cumru, Governor Mifflin Intermediate school, and the Middle School.
Berkshire Systems has been selected to install the entry security systems. "We expect installation to occur in about 90 days from now" said Rismiller.
Robert Rhoad, the acting Board Treasurer for 2006, was absent from the meeting.