By Tim Kowols
Luxemburg-Casco School District has figured out how to add on to the building without doing the same to its budget. Superintendent Glenn Schlender sent out a project update last week after parents and community members expressed concerns about the status of the gymnasium, fitness center, wrestling room, kitchen, and cafeteria. By simply adding a separate lunch period for middle school students in the high school cafeteria, the district was able to save over $1 million. That allowed the district to invest in a newly created space for a high school study area, a middle school wrestling room, and some small changes to the planned fitness center without sacrificing its size. Schlender says it was a team effort to come to a solution.
Despite the changes, no other part of the referendum budget was affected. Work has already begun at the primary and intermediate schools.