We want to again thank our community for passing the bond. I am proud to be a part of a community that supports their youth and are looking toward the future. While it will take some time complete all of the projects, the outcome will be worth it.
Bids for the middle school and elementary remodel will go out this winter with construction starting soon after. The plan is to build the middle school first, then use it to house elementary students while remodeling that building, then move middle and high school students there while completing the high school remodel. It will be a somewhat crazy time moving students around so that construction workers have access to the areas they need. But in the end, I believe it will be worth it for our students and community. We will keep you updated as things move forward.
Some unforeseen obstacles have taken place in our hope to have the track completed this fall. First, there are no track construction companies available or bidding at this time. Companies are trying to complete work they already have before winter. I personally feel bad about this situation because I was under the impression it would be completed, so I apologize for leading you to believe it would be completed as well. However I believe it is much more important to do the project correctly than to rush to have it done. I am learning yet another important lesson on patience during this process.
The progress on the pool cover is also moving forward slowly. We are having regular meetings with the city and others about the pool and pool cover. A civil engineer, architect, and pool expert were brought in to look over the pool and assess the situation of putting a pool cover on the pool. They felt some work needed to be done to the pool before a cover could be placed. Again, making sure that the job is done correctly and will last, is most important, not getting it done quickly. We are still currently waiting for that report. It is the feeling of the committee that any work that may need to be done on the pool will not come from city funds, but can be done through grants and possible matching funds.
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