By logging on to http://www.clay.k12.in.us/corp/cupdate.c..., patrons can view a detailed schedule and timeline, as well as view the updates made at each board meeting. By clicking on the current elementary building plans and information link, patrons can view photos of projected of the finished elementary schools as well as find out the changes being made to each school.
"We want to keep the public informed of what is going on with the project," Clay Community School Board of Trustees President Brian Atkinson said. "Meridian, Eastside and Staunton Elementary are our buildings that are in the most need."
Those interested will also be able to view a project budget summary, which breaks down the amount of money going to each school based on the schematic design team and the design development team. The total cost of the project is configured to $26,285,000.
"Getting rid of the modular buildings and the metal building at Staunton is a real plus," he said.
The school board voted 6-0 (board member Dottie King was absent) during the June 11 meeting to declare the modular classrooms at Meridian and East Side Elementary obsolete.
Atkinson is looking at not only the educational need for more classrooms for the students but also using the gyms for other schools.
"The current gyms at these schools are little more than garage size. Once the gyms are built, that will give additional in-town gym space that can be used by Northview (High School) and North Clay (Middle School) for practices. This can eliminate the need for many activities to practice all the way out at Van Buren," he said. "The gyms will not have seating to hold athletic events for Northview and North Clay, but the floors will be full size just like at Jackson Township Elementary."
Currently, the design development team is planning to give a presentation to the board concerning Bid Package Four (Van Buren, Forest Park and Clay City Elementary) and the construction documents will be presented for Bid Packages Two (Jackson Township Elementary) and Three (East Side, Meridian and Staunton Elementary).
This is scheduled to take place at 7:30 p.m., July 9, during the school board meeting in the media center at North Clay Middle School.
Where the money is going
|Location||Schematic Design Estimate||Design Development|
|East Side Elementary||$5,292,148||$5,537,223|
|Forest Park Elementary||$2,555,638||TBD|
|Van Buren Elementary||$1,524,715||TBD|
|Clay City Elementary||$771,686||TBD|
|Secondary School Security||$134,066||$207,872|
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