"I need you out then because I have to get in there with my people and clean and move so that we're ready to start school in the fall."
Pittman seemed certain the work will be completed in accordance with Woolsey's set timeline.
"The project is moving along very well," he said at the beginning of his remarks, stating work on the gymnasium was about to begin. He said a target completion date remains at Feb. 19, 2010.
Woosley reiterated just because he awarded the crew time once, doesn't afford an excuse to stretch the project out longer than necessary.
"I don't want you to say that, because he gave us more time before and they don't start school until August, that we can wait and finish in May."
The superintendent said he wants full owner-occupancy on April 1, or "April Fool's Day," he laughed.
Kelly Ives and Leonard Bowers from Ross-Tarrant Architects also were on hand to answer board questions, particularly about a change order regarding the future high school soccer field.
The order, which will initially cost the system $79,785 out of the contingency fund, will eventually save the system approximately $100,000. Under the change, the creation of the soccer field will move forward much earlier than initially planned, and will be completely finished with the exception of seeding. As a result, Woolsey said the field can be utilized for various teams to practice on almost immediately.
The representatives also gave an update on the turning lane to the new high school, saying the Department of Transportation reviewed the plans and returned them with corrections, which have been made by the firm and resubmitted. Bowers said because the department "works at its own pace," it may take a couple of months before final approval is awarded. He said once it's received, bids for the work will be attained.
In other news at the board meeting, Woosley clarified reports recent vandals at Garrard County High School did not actually break into any rooms. They merely entered without force. Woolsey believed the suspects were on a lunch break while performing community service at the school when they sprayed fire extinguishers inside a classroom and the book room, the latter of which, Woolsey said, received the most damage. The superintendent also noted video footage of the crime may have appeared on the Internet site YouTube, and the investigation is on-going.