BREAKING: 9th Grade Center Blocked
The Cobb County Board of Education voted 4-3 to postpone the Ninth Grade Center at Harrison High and rebid the rest of the renovations at the school.
Updated 9:30 p.m.
The Cobb County Board of Education voted 4-3 tonight to drop the planned Ninth Grade Center from the proposed $14.5 million project at Harrison High and to proceed with the rest of the repairs and renovations.
That means the Ninth Grade Center will wait until an unknown time to be built, although this board seemed to agree it should go at Harrison eventually.
The rest of the work won't be started this summer because more architectural work and planning will be needed before the project goes back out to bid.
Central Cobb's Alison Bartlett made the motion to delay the center, and she was joined in the majority by North Cobb's Kathleen Angelucci, Smyrna's Tim Stultz and South Cobb's David Morgan.
You can read the debate in the live blog above, and look for more Friday.
We're following along live as the Cobb County Board of Education decides whether to approve a SPLOST-funded contract for $14.5 million worth of renovations and additions to Harrison High School, including the planned Ninth Grade Center.
The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the Central Office, 514 Glover St., Marietta, and we expect many Harrison supporters to speak in favor of the project.
Join the conversation in the blog above or the comments below.