In its regular monthly meeting Thursday night the Chattooga Board of Education unanimously approved a partnership with Chattooga County, Chattooga’s Young Farmers and Farm Bureau to add bathrooms and assist in other improvements at the Ag Center across from the superintendent’s office on Highway 100.

The Ag Center will be used for livestock judging shows according to Chattooga County Commissioner Jason Winters, who attended the meeting and spoke to the board. Winter’s said the cost that the school board will split with the county is about $50,000. The building was built by Smith Iron Works in Lyerly and initially paid for by the county. The general consensus of the board is that holding the livestock shows at the pavillion will bring some revenue into the county by out of town visitors coming to the shows.

In other business, the school board approved Ra-Lin Construction Management Team to build the new high school. Superintendent Jimmy Lenderman told the board that the superintendent of the firm is local and the same firm build Leroy Massey School. The board also approved the continuation of board meetings on the first and second Thursday of each month with the exception of holidays that fall during those weeks.

Also during the meeting, Lenderman told board members that the school system is in good shape financially and it will be the first year in many that they haven’t had to borrow money.