BROOKINGS – As they do each summer, Brookings school buildings are right now getting some renovations and repairs before students return this August.
District business manager Brian Lueders said the list of projects he presented to the Brookings school board Monday includes items scheduled for any time this budget year, which runs through June 30, 2013.
In total, it’s $609,350 worth of work.
Big projects happening this year and their estimated costs include:
At Hillcrest Elementary, the district plans to spend $157,500 to finish the roof replacement, replace the parking lot and renovate a restroom.
At Medary Elementary, it will spend $41,000 to replace carpet and paint the gym.
At Mickelson Middle School, $136,000 is budgeted for new carpet, bathroom partitions, security for the front entrance, closing off a parking entrance and creating a preschool room in the former shop area.
At Brookings High, $104,800 will go toward new choir robes, push locks for doors, lighting and carpet in the Career and Technical Education Center. Another $30,000 goes for the Wellness Room.
Throughout the district this year, Lueders expects to spend $72,000 on concrete replacement, asphalt repairs, entrance tile and the purchase of a Bobcat loader. The loader purchase is still being considered, he said.
The district does its concrete and asphalt work a little bit every year: The same $25,000 for concrete and $35,000 for asphalt is budgeted every year for the next five years.
The district does have a little money set aside for unexpected needs: The budget includes $68,050 during 2012-2013 for “undesignated expenses.”
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