By Tim Kowols
Tight hallways and classrooms, cracking walls and floors, and non-ADA and code compliance issues are forcing Sevastopol School District and its residents to take a deeper look at its facilities plan. The district’s Citizens Facility Advisory Committee (CFAC) has narrowed the field of choices to three ranging from two different plans calling for a mix of renovations and additions in the $39-41 million range to constructing a brand new building with an estimated price tag of $54 to $56 million. Balancing the evolving needs of students and the battles of a building that has portions dating back to 1924 has been tough according to Sevastopol Superintendent Kyle Luedtke and says now is the time to address them.
If no renovations or additions took place, Luedtke pointed to over $3 million in needed repairs that would still need to take place. The CFAC meets again Monday night and the public is encouraged to attend the meeting and to request tours to learn more about the building’s needs before a survey is sent out in the coming months.