Renegar: Schools Using County Numbers

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 27, 2012

By Beth Cassidy
Enterprise Record

A $6 million Band Aid.
That’s how Terry Renegar, chair of the Davie Board of Education, refers to the amount that has been earmarked for renovations at Davie High. And his recollection of where that amount came from differs from what Steve Ridenhour said at the last meeting of the board.
“Steve is saying we met and made a motion to move forward, and that’s true, but the $6 million from our staff was within the parameters we were told to work within.[The renovation] is not a $6 million problem. It’s a multiple of 6. If we were going to fix it, we would have asked for what we needed, not a $6 million Band Aid,” Renegar said.
The renovations, presented at a buildings and grounds committee meeting last February, are: Phase 1, part A: demolish D building and replace with a 30-classroom building of 3,200 square feet, at a cost of $4,119,900; renovate C building (administrative offices), $195,000; renovate boys’ and girls’ locker rooms and upgrade HVAC system, $522,010. Those three items total $4,836,910.
Part B of Phase 1 is: get rid of the 28 mobiles, $70,000; renovate cafeteria and kitchen areas, $473,198; and K building, HVAC, electrical and cosmetic work, $367,800 for total of $910,998.
The total for Phase 1, parts A and B, is $5,747,908.
Phase 2 is the construction of a 750-seat auditorium, at an estimated cost of …