Beaver River School District Seeks $12M For UpgradesPosted: Updated:
There's plenty to fix up at the Beaver River School District. A $12 million capital project targets some of the top priorities.
A large portion of the school's roof needs replacing and some of the equipment at the bus garage is out of date.
"Our fuel tanks are end of life. Our lifts are end of life," said Todd Green, district superintendent.
School officials say moving the bus garage from its current location to a spot next to the school would not only be convenient, but it would provide a place to evacuate students to in an emergency...
"We've got some local interest in purchasing that property, so rather than renovate, and continue to renovate, we are looking to move that property and build a new facility," said Green.
The district is also hoping to renovate some of its classrooms as well as relocate and improve its fitness room.
On top of those four projects, the district would like to add permanent LED lights to its turf field.
That project will be voted on separately from the other four.
"Our hope was to really balance that work, with not just the needs for students and for the community, but also just the mechanical systems themselves needed to be updated," said Green.
There will be four public meetings around the district in the next couple of weeks. The final vote is on October 11.