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Funding approved for DWS safe rooms
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WILLOUGHBY - photo by Photo by: Reed Vanderpool
The school system has received final approval for a FEMA grant to fund an addition to DeKalb West School has been secured, and the school system is ready to begin construction of eight “tornado safe” classrooms.The Board of Education gave tentative approval to hire Kaatz, Binkley, Jones & Morris of Mount Juliet as the architects for the project at Thursday night’s meeting, pending approval once the contract has been reviewed and accepted by the board.David Brown, a representative of Kaatz, Binkley, Jones & Morris, delivered the good news to the board.“We got our final approval letters from the state and FEMA, and the last of the hoops to jump through were approved for our grant at DeKalb West,” Brown told the board.Brown said that the grant approval took longer than first expected.“It’s about eight weeks later than I thought it would be,” he told the board. “We submitted it in March. We had heard from the state that everything looked good and that they were passing you on to Atlanta.