Everything moves to high gear just as soon as school is out next month. School Finance Director David Jones told the board this month that things will get very active as soon as classes end and students go home for the summer. That is when the first phase of facility construction swings into high gear.
Six portable buildings now located just west of the Junior High building will be relocated to the tennis courts behind the cafeteria. Another portable building will be moved to the Springville campus to be used by the Pro Start program. Other portable buildings will either be moved to another campus or sold as surplus. Other buildings will be demolished to make way for new construction next fall.
Jones said 9 buildings deemed surplus are being advertised for sale. Purchasers will have to move them by the middle of June. Included are buildings on various campuses.
Other buildings will be demolished including the welding shop and old greenhouse at the high school and the old cafeteria and the daycare center at Springville.
Also at the April meeting the School Board authorized the board president to sign the agreement to purchase a 28-acre tract of land just east of the football stadium. This land will be used for new baseball and softball fields and a football practice field. Groundbreaking on the ball field project is expected in July.
A new 20-year bond issue approved by voters last year funds the improvements. It is expected to take several years for all the projects, including construction of a new 6th grade academy, to be completed.