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Bids opened on DCHS-built house
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The board of education Tuesday night voted unanimously to accept sealed bids on a house built by students of the DeKalb County High School Construction Technology program.The home, which was built on the DCHS campus, is for sale with a minimum bid of $17,100.Bids will be opened at the July school board meeting.The structure is a 26' x 56' (1,456 square foot) dried-in house with three bedrooms, two full bathrooms with shower units, living room, kitchen, utility room, three walk-in closets, and a 25-year three-tab shingled roof.The house has no plumbing or electrical wiring.The buyer will be required to move the building from school property within 30 days of purchase or face a penalty of $100 a day.School officials said the total cost of building the house came to $14,829.The board also approved several teachers for a professional license, as recommended by Director Mark Willoughby.Jennifer Barnes, Jason Farley, Tanya Howard, Angela Johnson, Adrienne McCormick, Shea Wiegele, Jenny Cantrell, Melissa Hale, Cathleen Humphrey, Jennifer Judkins, John Pryor, Andrew Dixon, Lisa Hull, Ana Jarvis, Kristen Malone and Allison Rigsby were all given the nod.In the director’s monthly personnel report, Willoughby announced staff changes since last month.Cafeteria worker Elizabeth White resigned her position.Brittany Lockard, an educational assistant at Smithville Elementary School, resigned as well.Smithville Elementary School teacher Sue Driver will retire upon completion of the 2012-13 school year.Pam Miller, a teacher at Northside Elementary School, Attendance Supervisor Clay Farler, and Mary Pugh, also a teacher at Smithville Elementary School, will retire at the end of the year as well.

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