"The board is trying to wrestle with what are good decisions and how much money will we spend," Superintendent
Project architects and
An analysis from
In addition to performing arts improvements, such as theater seating, an audio-visual system and stage lighting, other wish-list items not currently in the budget include enclosing the sky bridge at a cost of
There is some good news, however. The administration/library/classroom building is on track to be ready in August for furniture and supplies. Building B, another classroom building, will be ready in December. And workers will tear down the portable classrooms on the south side of campus this week to start on the new gymnasium.
Meanwhile, promised improvements to
The board previously approved moving ahead with a plan to replace the grass football field with artificial turf, install a new running track and provide new lights at the aging stadium, which serves the entire district from its site on the
Some of the Zaepfel renovations that will start this summer could still be underway during football season, but Beraza said that's something officials are prepared to work around.
"The point is, it needs to get done," said Beraza. "It may be inconvenient this year, but then it will be finished -- short-time pain for long-time gain."
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