Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

January 25, 2013

Glasgow School District approves maintenance plan

By SHELLEY SMITH
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW —

The Glasgow Independent Schools’ Local Planning Committee met to approve a four-year facility maintenance plan for all the Glasgow schools Thursday.

According to Kentucky Department of Education standards, every four years, Kentucky public schools are required to have an architect assess all of their buildings to get a better idea of the maintenance needs.

The last time the school approved a facility plan was in 2007, surpassing the four-year time frame. In 2011, the school district received an extension to adequately form a planning committee to prepare the facility plan. The new facility plan includes improvements to Happy Valley Alternative School, South Green Elementary School, 10 SMART Boards for district-wide school usage, Glasgow High School, central office, new high school athletic fields and football bleachers.

Randy Wilkinson, chairman of the local planning committee said typically the building needs are divided into five categories: category one is assigned to renovations likely to take place in the next two years, category two to renovations to take place after 2015, category three to needed educational expansions in the event of increased student growth and category four to management support and category five as a discretionary area to athletic field improvements and other miscellaneous school needs.

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