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Malone School Board considering space problems PDF Print E-mail
Written by DENISE A. RAYMO, Staff Writer   
Wednesday, April 04, 2007

MALONE — At this time next year, the Malone Central School Board may know whether it's best to renovate existing buildings or build new ones.
For about a year, a special committee has been studying the shortcomings and assets of each of the district's facilities in hopes of making a recommendation to the School Board.
Overcrowding and lack of classroom space are two of the main issues the district is trying to solve.
The committee identified several areas in need of attention, including the roofs, computer-station electrical systems in all buildings, Flanders Elementary parking and safety issues because it is on U.S. Route 11, and lack of handicapped access as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Capital Projects Advisory Committee came up with options to explore, including:

  • Repairing the problems at Flanders and St. Joseph's Elementary, the Middle School, the district's transportation facility and maintenance facility.
  • Fixing some of the existing problems and constructing some new buildings or building all-new buildings.

  • District Superintendent Steve Shafer said one parcel the district was considering behind Davis Elementary ended up being too complicated to access.
    "So land acquisition has been a challenge to overcome," he said.
    But the board is optimistic that it can come to the community with a plan of action for the 2008-09 school year.

     

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