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Architect gives recommendation on school construction


The school resource officer posted at Webster Junior High School has been removed by the city. Bruce Franklin/Press-Herald

Architect Perry Watson approached the Webster Parish School Board with his recommendation on how to simplify needed construction at J.A. Phillips Middle School and Webster Junior High School.

In Monday’s meeting, he recommended first that advertisement for bids begin immediately at Phillips to get the gymnasium air conditioned. He then suggested using Fibrebond Corporation to build the kindergarten wing onto Phillips, since they have been used at that school before, and using traditional construction at WJHS, because it contains a gymnasium in its plans.

“We feel like it’s a good mix of using local industry and also contracting and sub-contracting resources in