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Board to review energy grant, construction site


Last updated 8/7/2013 at 10:52am

Steel frames rise at the district’s K-12 school project in Coulee Dam. Workers started putting up steel a week ago. This week, they started pouring concrete slabs. Contractors plan to have the building enclosed by the end of October. -- Roger S. Lucas photo

The school board will meet tonight (Wednesday) in an informal setting with members getting a look at how the district’s energy grant was spent, and then given a walk-through of the new K-12 school site.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. and members of the board will meet at the Lake Roosevelt High School Industrial Arts Building. The meeting, officials said, will last about an hour and the public is invited to attend.

The energy grant, just under a half million dollars, enables the district to upgrade the ventilation system in the shops and upgrade several features in the present gymnasium.

The grant will be used in areas that will remain in use after the construction of the new facility is finished.

The grant was used to cover energy efficient lighting, HVAC upgrade, controls, insulation, and windows in both the industrial arts areas and the gym.

The grant was part of a $40 million grant total coming out of the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction late last year.

The grant enabled the district to make the improvements outside the funding the district received for the main K-12 project, enabling the district to stretch its building fund.

After the tour of the shops and gym, school board members will walk to the K-12 building site where they will see the progress being made on the 1,100-foot long retaining wall and the steel outline of the elementary school wing.


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