By Bob Weaver

Calhoun Middle-High School will be getting new tile floor covering, replacing carpeting installed when the building was constructed.

Central office administrator Donnie Pitts said "The hard surface tile will eliminate a lot of problems," related to air quality, allergies and general health.

Tile will replace about 27,500 square feet of carpet.

Pitts said the carpet contributed to mold and mildew problems, some of which has been caused by the buildings closed heating and cooling system.

Considerable work has been done on ventilation system problems at CM-HS, but the replacement of valves have been held up because the company has not wanted to pay for the corrections, said Pitts.

State schools no longer allow carpet to be installed in new buildings. Calhoun was among the last buildings it was used, said Pitts.

The state School Building Authority just allocated Calhoun Middle-High School $263,602 for the replacement of carpet, which is in virtually every classroom in the Mt. Zion complex.

Pitts said the project will be completed this summer, and hopefully will be finished when school opens in the fall.

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