Last Wednesday evening, Brandon Dake , of Dake-Wells Architecture, gave a report to the Facilities Needs Committee (anyone is invited) on the El Dorado Springs Master Planning Survey it conducted at the Picnic for the R-II School. The consensus of both people with children in school and those with no children in the district was that the master plan should extend 10 years. The respondents also gave their opinions on the greatest needs of the school district (upgrade technology) and what should be included in a building project (classrooms) (1 to 2 years from now). The most important thing to consider: quality over cost and long-term operations and maintenance costs. A little over half of those with children in the district wanted to replace the Middle School gym.
The architects are scheduled meet again with the committee at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, in the High School Library to give their cost estimates of the 14 prioritized needs the group developed Wednesday evening. You’re invited.