DANVILLE — The Danville school board heard potential renovation options for the high school that will be able to bring the middle school students into the building.
Joshua Predovich from SHP Leading Design architectural firm gave a powerpoint presentation about changes to the high school building to allow for less student traffic between the buildings. Predovich’s presentation gave a timeline for a phase development that would allow for more classrooms for middle school classes and a cafeteria with a warming kitchen.
These renovations would allow for additions to be made at a later date to make room for a fully functioning kitchen and other additions for locker rooms and district offices among other things in the timeline. If the school went ahead with requesting quotes for architectural services at the end of the month, it would put the construction and completion at the start of next school year.
Jason Snively, superintendent, said that one of the reasons why they are looking at this option is concerns about student safety when walking in between the buildings.
In other business, Snively read a commendation for the district’s bus drivers.
“I would like to take the time to recognize our bus drivers,” Snively said. The commendation from the superintendent comes at the start of School Bus Safety Week. “I don’t think anyone has any idea what they do for us and how valuable they are. It’s probably one of the more difficult jobs in any school district because it’s all about safety. They are very special people and dedicated people to make that (safety) happen.”
The school board also:
•Accepted a $20,000 donation from the Knox County Foundation’s Totus Tuss Fund.
•Approved the treasurer’s report and 5-year forecast.
•Approved various personnel and volunteers.
•Approved NEOLA revisions to various policies.
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