At a joint meeting July 20, the Barrow County Board of Education and the Barrow County Board of Commissioners agreed to cancel a 2007 agreement for a joint project off Highway 316.
According to school board clerk Cindy Beggs, the two boards agreed to work out a new agreement for the joint development of a campus that in addition to the original cultural arts center and auditorium would include a new technical career academy for the school system and Lanier Tech’s college-level courses.
The cancellation of the original agreement also means that the new campus might not be developed on property that the Winder-Barrow Industrial Building Authority owns at the intersection of Hwy. 53 and Hwy. 316.
That was the site designated in the 2007 document, but multiple property owners in recent months have approached both boards about other potential locations, and the final site selection will be the subject of upcoming deliberations, Beggs said.
Ben Hendrix was unable to attend last Tuesday's meeting due to previously planned election day commitments. Hendrix questioned why county commission chairman Danny Yearwood waited three weeks before notifying commissioners of the meeting.
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