Falls City school board discusses district building and facility needs
by Bain Serna
Sep 28, 2013 | 158 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
FALLS CITY – Issues pertaining to the present condition and future needs of the Falls City ISD buildings and facilities were discussed at length at the Sept. 18 regular school board meeting.

Trustees heard a presentation from representatives from Huckabee and Associates, a Texas architecture and engineering firm, in regards to assessing the needs of the district’s facilities and possible upgrades to those facilities.

District officials state that the first part of the assessment process is having the architecture firm bring in engineers to examine the current facilities and rate their condition, as well as giving assessments for possible improvements, upgrades, and renovations to the current facilities if it is determined that there is such a need.

“When we find out what our needs are with our facilities, then we are faced with decisions on which direction to go,” said Superintendent Tylor Chaplin. “It mainly has to do with just the aging of the facilities. With new technologies coming in you have to have more electrical things, more things like ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance…there’s a lot of issues that come into play.”

The facility assessment has only to do with present facilities and their need for possible upgrades, and does not have anything to with any plans for any campus expansions.
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