Though much was discussed with regard to what might end up on a bond issue sometime during the next school year, the Colo-Nesco board of education did not pass any measures for the future yet. The board does not feel ready to move forward until it receives more feedback from the district’s strategic planning committee to resolve questions raised during Monday’s meeting.
StruXture architect Nick Hildebrandt presented a plan, with renovations, to both the Colo and Zearing buildings — with a potential total cost of $11.7 million. Some of the highlights include a new ‘gymatorium’ and fitness center, rearrangement of classrooms and restrooms around the middle/high school building and redesigned 21st century classrooms and collaborative spaces, many with multiple purposes. At the elementary school in Zearing, highlights include bringing an elevator up to code, renovating the gym and locker rooms and demolishing the older part of the building to create a central green space.
The Nevada Journal will have more details on what could be included in a bond issue in a future publication.
In other news, the board approved facility improvements, including lighting, sidewalks and adding removable hand rails for the bleachers at the Colo building.
The next regular board meeting will take place on June 19.