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Public hears options on school facilities

Boone Central High School west entrance in Albion.Alternatives for future facility needs at Boone Central Public Schools were outlined at public meetings in Albion and Petersburg last week.

A small crowd of about 30 school patrons attended the Albion information meeting on Tuesday night, April 12.

A larger crowd of 75 to 80 people attended the meeting at Petersburg Thursday evening, April 14. Information was presented at both meetings by Jim Berg of Bahr Vermeer Haecker (BVH), the firm hired by the school district to conduct an audit of school facilities.

Formation of the facilities committee, and the subsequent study sessions, were spurred by two major projects, said Superintendent of Schools Cory Worrell. One project is renovation of the present school kitchen at Albion, and the second is a need to rebuild the school track/athletic field.

With combined costs of these two projects estimated at nearly $1.5 million, school district leaders felt they needed to study all facilities with input from a broad cross-section of the community, said Worrell. The result was formation last fall of a committee made up of 22 community members, three staff members, two school board members and two administrators.

Complete story in the April 20 Albion News and Petersburg Press Print and Electronic Editions.

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