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In their Oct. 4 meeting, the Gordon County Schools Board of Education discussed construction projects as well as different vendor or service items.

Construction items up for discussion included renovations to the Sonoraville High baseball field, as well as construction services for concession stands and restrooms that will service both Gordon Central and Ashworth Middle, both of which were approved.

They also voted to approve a new dishwasher for Gordon Central.

Vendor and service items included changing pest control vendors from Bug Busters to Arrow Exterminating. The board also voted to utilize Language Line Solutions, a company which provides interpreters for many languages, boasting 240 on their website, noting a need for a Vietnamese translator, specifically.

The school board also honored several AP scholars from Gordon Central and Sonoraville, as well as one AP honors scholar from Gordon Central.

These AP scholars received a three or higher on at least three exams. Honors scholars had to achieve a three on at least four exams, as well as a 3.25 average overall in their AP exams.

Another bright spot was the COVID report, where superintendent Dr. Kimberly Fraker reported a bit of breathing room.

“This past week was the lowest we’ve had,” said Fraker of their case counts.

Gordon County Schools reported 19 cases in students and no cases in staff amongst their 10 schools from Sept. 27 to Oct. 1.

Next week is Fall Break for Gordon County Schools, which will last from Oct. 11 to Oct. 15.

The next week, Oct. 18 to Oct. 22, is School Lunch Week, and Gordon County Schools will be offering lunches. Notably, there will be a pizza line at Gordon Central and pasta and subs at Sonoraville High.

The Board of Education meeting will meet again at 6:15 p.m. on Nov. 8 at Gordon County College and Career Academy, 305 Beamer Road.

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