Bus, maintenance buildings separated
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MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon City School district board of education meeting Monday evening included updates to the previously discussed plans for the new field house, as well as the bus garage and maintenance facility, which will all be constructed on the Mount Vernon High School campus area on Yellow Jacket Drive.
Superintendent Bill Seder explained to the News that previous plans for the facilities put them in adjoining buildings. However, based on discussions on the parameters for the building, specifically fire code, new plans were issued for the buildings to be separated.
The new plans see the bus garage and maintenance facility pushed back to the property line, in an effort to fully utilized the space, with a bus lane and parking area separating them from the field house.
The field house plans are moving forward, Seder said, but there was still some discussion by the board on whether to go for two full-size athletic courts, or their ideal plan, which would include three full-size courts. According to Seder, the final plan was submitted to bid with three courts, but it will depend on the final price.