School task force begins work identifying facility needs
Did you know that the high school track cannot be used for track meets?
That football halftimes are 7 minutes longer than at other schools, so the teams can get to their lockers and back?
More than 30 people turned out on a chilly Saturday Oct. 27 to visit athletic fields and hear about facilities issues in the school district.
The athletic field tour was part of an all-day event that also included visits to three elementary schools and the bus garage.
It will continue on two more Saturdays, Dec. 1 and Dec. 8, covering the remaining elementary schools, high school, junior highs, CLC, STEP, and maintenance building.
A similar study completed in 2009 found needs totaling over $100,000,000.
Superintendent Linda Madsen said the school district is like a family: Taking care of buildings and grounds costs money, can be put off for a time, but needs to be done.
The new facilities task force began work at a meeting Oct. 15 and will continue into January.
The final result will be a recommendation to the school board.