School District’s facility plan notes $33 million in unmet needs
by Franklin Clark, Reporter --
Apr 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Trigg County School District’s Local Planning Committee approved the Trigg County School District’s facility plan, which has $33 million in “unmet needs,” when it met last Monday evening.

After a public hearing, where no one spoke, the four-year plan was unanimously approved.

Trigg County School Superintendent Travis Hamby has said the committee looked at many things while making the plan.

In terms of new production, the plan talks about a new $13 million Trigg County Primary School building that would have a capacity of 600 students. The current building is listed as a “transitional building” and is seven students away from being at its capacity of 500 students.

The plan also talks about the need for upgrades and renovations to the Trigg County Elementary, High and Vocational Schools and the High School Gym.

Elementary School upgrades would cost about $7.2 million, with upgrades to the Vocational School costing about $3 million, upgrades to the gym costing about $4.2 million and upgrades to the High School costing $3.4 million.

The High, Middle and Intermediate Schools are listed as permanent, but the high school is already shown as being one student over its capacity of 626.

The Middle School is shown as being 12 students over its capacity of 481 students. The Intermediate School is 33 students away from being at its capacity of 500 students.

Along with the new Primary School Building, the projects would have to be completed after 2012.

Also included in the plan are improvements to the youth service center, the central office and the bus garage, which would cost a combined total of almost $629,000.

Hamby said that these renovations are considered unmet needs and added that the state will offer more help now that the plan is finished.

The committee also included discretionary spending in the plan like bathrooms, concessions and lights at the football field, a wireless network, a new telephone system, a new track and a $13 million intermediate school, which would be at a new site yet to be determined.
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