Posted September 26, 2013 at 12:39 pm

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The architect from Dake and Wells, gave the R-II board a new perspective on the proposed additions to the school during their work session last Thursday evening. Among the objections which some voters said caused them to reject the bond issue in the last election were lack of a FEMA storm shelter and the presence of a new gym. The board may consider a proposal to remove the Old Gym (circa 1939) and replace it with a FEMA storm shelter for the school during the day and the community during the night. FEMA would pay 75% of the cost, but once approved it would be on a fast track too rapid for a bond issue to catch up, which would mean the school would have to pay its share some other way. The board and the architect have a lot more work to do before coming up with a proposal possibly for the April 2014 election.