2019 Feasibility StudyDuring the 2018-2019 school year, the board hired architects Lancer + Beebe to conduct a Feasibility Study. Representatives from Lancer + Beebe met with staff, teachers, administrators, board members, and parents to determine various facility needs. In addition, engineers walked the buildings and reviewed drawings and documentation to determine the age and condition of the mechanical systems and roofs.
At the June 13, 2019, board meeting, Lancer + Beebe presented the preliminary results of the Feasibility Study. The full study is linked below.
At the July 11, 2019, board meeting, Lancer + Beebe presented more detailed information regarding the various recommendations. The recommendations were divided into four (4) categories - Top Priorities, Recommended Items (as budget allows), Future Building Project, and Removed Items. The board considered the recommendations and will continue to define the scope and cost of the project at a special meeting on Thursday, July 18th at 6:00 PM in the East Central High School Library.
Also at the July 11, 2019 board meeting, George K. Baum & Company, investment bankers, presented financial information on how to fund the project. The financial analysis shows the board will be able to complete the project with NO INCREASE in the Debt Service property tax rate. Both July 11, 2019 presentations are posted below.
A public presentation is scheduled for Monday, August 5, 2019, in the East Central High School Performing Arts Center from 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM. The presentation will provide more information regarding the scope and cost of the project, and the impact on the property tax rate. The presentation will be repeated on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at 6:00 PM, and again on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at 7:00 PM. All are encouraged and invited to attend.
Please check this website for updates throughout the process.
pdf Feasibility Study - Preliminary Recommendations - Presented at the June 13, 2019 Board Meeting - Large File (10MB)
Feasibility Study - Cost Estimates - Presented at the July 11, 2019 Board Meeting
Financing Options and Property Tax Impact - Presented at the July 18, 2019 Board Meeting
July Episode of the SuperChat Podcast with information about the Building Project