(Audubon) The Audubon school board finalized their three-year building and grounds plan at the board meeting Monday night. Superintendent Brett Gibbs says the plan has been in the works for the past few months and includes extensive work on the elementary school over the next two summers.
The landscaping, window replacement, replacement of playground equipment, and tuck pointing will take place this summer.
The most dramatic changes though will come the following summer.
"When we remodel the inside of our elemenary school. That's been on our list for quite a while," says Gibbs, "It was in the original plan six years ago when they did the addition up here to get us out of the old Middle School. Part of that plan was to remodel the interior of that 1952 building."
Gibbs indicated that improvements to the athletic fields may be on list in the long term for the building and grounds plan.
“Obviously at some point in time the board is going to have to decide 'yes we can afford to do that' or 'no we can't afford it at this time.' Those decisions will have to be made. Obviously if we had all the money we wanted we would just go ahead and do all of those projects immediately but that is not how it workd. Some of it is project we absolutely need to do and some of it is kind of a wish list.”
In other school board news, the board accepted the resignation of part-time art teacher Lois Rasmussen. Rasmussen is retiring.