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|Master Facilities Plan Before Galesburg School Board Monday Night
|A plan that the Galesburg School District has come up with to make what essentially are massive upgrades to every school district property over the next decade or more could start to go into motion after Monday night.
That's because the Galesburg School Board this evening will consider final adoption of the district's 20 year Master Facilities Plan.
The plan has been worked on since late last year by a committee made up not only of Galesburg School Board members and District employees, but also city of Galesburg officials, businesspeople, and school district parents, among others.
The result is a $110 Million proposal that would be built and paid for over 10 to 20 years, including things like adding more natural light into classrooms, heating and air conditioning upgrades, and other improvements.
District officials say most of their buildings are beyond what state officials deem a typical functional life.
A proposed county-wide sales tax increase is one of the ways the plan could, in part, be paid for.
The Galesburg School Board Monday night will also hold public hearings on the budgets for next school year for the district, and for the Knox-Warren Special Education District.
Those hearings start at 6:45, with the regular meeting at seven o'clock, all at Lincoln School.
You can download the master facilities plan and a presentation made on it by clicking the link you can find on WGIL's facebook.com page.
(Guy Cahill, District 205 Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations, used buckets May 10 to describes the types of funding that are used for normal school operations, and for construction projects, as a way of explaining how $110 Million in proposed improvements could be made over 10 years. WGIL News Story and File Photo by Will Stevenson.)
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