MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring School Board approved 10-year school facility plan at their Jan. 8 meeting. School superintendent Ron Taylor told the board the plan had to be submitted the state by Feb. 1.
The board reviewed a portion of the plan already implemented in the school district, including new roofs, new air conditioning units and the upgrades to windows and doors. Taylor told the board that the state mandates the district have a end-of-life plan for the improvements made. No action was taken on that plan.
The board discussed additions to the 10-year plan that included a new library and restrooms at the elementary school, as well as a greenhouse that could be used by the agriculture and science departments.
The state has approved $109,000 for the library and restrooms. The board will advertise for bids for the project later in the spring.
The superintendent suggested adding the remodeling of the FCCLA classroom. "I would like to see this room gutted and re-built, updating all the plumbing, sinks and cabinets," Taylor said. All additions to the plan would be made with the help of state funds.
The board took no action on the FCCLA project.
"During the 2009-10 school year I would like to have a new bus barn. We are looking at a 3,000 square foot barn," Taylor said. He said the state will not help fund the bus barn project and the school would be responsible for the total cost. No decision was made on building the bus barn.