ECS receives bid for paving project at Harold McCormick

Published 2:50 pm Wednesday, July 11, 2018

With the school year right around the bend, Elizabethton City Schools is putting the necessary pieces in place for another busy year.

The City Board of Education will meet Tuesday, July 17, at 6:30 p.m. to go over a variety of board policies and give an OK to different projects.

One of the projects that will receive attention Thursday is work at Harold McCormick Elementary. For the upcoming fiscal year, the system was able to receive a bid for paving at the back entrance of the school. According to documents provided by the system, Summers-Taylor’s bid of $18,627.65 will be reviewed at the meeting and be voted upon.

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Another item to be addressed during the meeting will be to look at and increase lunch prices at Elizabethton High School and T.A. Dugger Junior High.

According to the school system, the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 requires school food authorities participating in the National School Lunch Program to ensure enough funds are provided to serve lunches to students not eligible for free or reduced-price lunches.

The recommended lunch full price at EHS is set at $2.75, a 10-cent increase from the current total. T.A. Dugger’s recommendation is also a 10-cent increase ($2.60). Adult staff lunch’s recommended lunch increase is at $3.75, a 15-cent increase.

BOE members will also vote on entering into a contract with CanDo Enterprises for cleanup at Citizens Bank Stadium and John Treadway Gymnasium following football games.


The Elizabethton Star also received inquiries from the public about if the city school system will have a clear-backpack policy entering the new school year, like the new policy adopted by the Carter County School Board. ECS confirmed that is not that case.

With the school year edging closer, ECS is putting the final pieces in place to present the third annual Back-2-School Bash on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to noon at Citizens Bank Stadium at Elizabethton High School. Over the course of the day, 1,000 backpacks full of school supplies will be presented to children.

The event is free and open to the public with other activities going on throughout the event. Inflatables, obstacle courses, and refreshments will be provided along with health and education resources. City school staff will also be on hand to provide information to incoming students and guardians.

ECS, East River Park Christian Church, the Carter County Health Department Police Department are the partners that present the event with several community partners providing sponsorship to make the event a reality.

To learn more about the event, visit the Elizabethton City Schools website or Facebook page.