The Lincoln County School Board approved Thursday spending more than $1.8 million to repair the roofs of the school board central office and four district schools.
Nearly $1 million will be used to repair the high school, $341,000 will be spent on the middle school, around $298,000 will go to fix Hustonville Elementary, approximately $132,000 will cover repairs of the central office and a little more than $53,000 will go toward McKinney Elementary, according to cost estimates provided by the school district.
All the roofs are old and suffer from leaking, school officials said.
Bonds will be sold to cover the cost this week. Board members were informed current interest rates on bonds are excellent, and it might be possible to get a rate under 3 percent.
In fact, interest rates are so low right now the board was told it may want to consider refinancing other bonded debt it has that currently pays around 6 percent interest.
In other business, the board recognized eight Lincoln County High School students who were named governor's scholars.
Based on its size, the Lincoln district is only allowed to submit eight students as candidates for the governor's scholars program, and this year all eight candidates were accepted.
The eight students are Jamie Sue Bradford, Alexandra Nicole Bunch, Daniel Todd Cain, Taylor Marie Faulkner, Jonathan David Hardwick, Tanner Brickey Leigh, Haley Breann Reichenbach and Kayla Danielle Upchurch.
"I feel like it's the pinnacle of academic excellence to be named governor's scholars," High School Principal Tim Godbey said. "They are shining people. They represent our school very, very well."