The Charles City School Board got a preview of three possible approaches to the district’s high school facility needs during their regular meeting Monday night.
Brad Leeper with Invision Architects, the firm leading the study of the high school, presented options ranging from fixing what the district has now for about $15 million; to a combination of additions and renovations for about $30 million; to replacing the circles and other overhauls for upwards of $40 million.
Leeper says, whichever route is taken, costs have been impacted by inflation.
The baseline costs for all three options do not include a new performance arts auditorium, which Leeper says projections that add those in would anticipate 50% of the funds raised privately and 50% from the school district. He says that would likely mean looking at concessions and savings elsewhere to make up for the added cost.
Leeper will make an expanded presentation of the cost and needs analysis during tonight’s (05.24) community meeting starting at 6 p.m. in the High School cafeteria.