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Grand Island Board of Education presented proposal for $23.2 million capital project

Sat, Sep 1st 2018 07:00 am
Board of Education trustees had a first look at a proposed $23.2 million capital project Monday that would address safety and security concerns at the high school and middle school complex.
The board heard a presentation from Shawn Wright of Young and Wright Architectural, who told the board $14 million of the $18 million construction costs come at the Ransom Road campus.
Among the list of needs identified by a facility committee over months of discussion are proposals to renovate the middle school main office and guidance office and to build more secure entrances at both schools.
Nearly $4 million of work would take place at the district's three elementary schools combined. Also in the proposal is the addition of turf athletic fields to the back of the campus.
Monthly meetings between architects and the facility committee have been going on since April to develop a project scope and priority list. Ninety-two percent of the cost of the project would be aidable by the state.
Board members took no action on the proposal. Any capital project would require a public vote, proposed for December of 2018.
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The next regular meeting of the Grand Island Board of Education will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, in the Professional Development Room of Grand Island High School, 1100 Ransom Road.
Board of Education meetings air on Time Warner Cable Channel 22.
Board of Education Trustees
  • President: Ashli Dreher
  • Vice President: Susan Marston
  • Trustees: Glenn Bobeck, Robin McCreary, Joy LaMarca and Donna Tomkins
  • Superintendent: Dr. Brian Graham
  • District Clerk: Jude Kuehne
Send comments to the board at [email protected].

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