Ike specs approved
September 14, 2010
School board members approved educational specifications for Eisenhower Middle High School Monday, paving the way for a new building.
During a regular meeting of the Warren County School District Board of Directors meeting, members voted unanimously for the approval. Architects presented several plans for approval.
The board approved one plan calling for approximately 11,500 square feet and costing $19 million. WTW Architects Principal Douglas Shuck said the plan most closely matched the district’s budget.
WTW Architects Architect Budd Mracna said the plan did not include wrestling or weight rooms. Some of the other plans the board passed on contained those elements.
Board President Art Stewart said he would like to see what cost an auxiliary gym added to the plans. He asked for the same thing involving an extra music room.
Board Member Kim Angove said she was not sure how the plan addressed the educational needs of students. However, she said she supported the plan and wanted to move forward with it.
Board Member Donna Zariczny said 40 people, mostly educators, had contributed to the plan’s development. She said they represented every subject area.
Board Member John Grant said Angove’s question did not fall under the building’s responsibility. Instead, he said the facility can only provide flexibility for what educators want to do.
“I appreciate what John and Donna have said,” Angove said. “I will continue to hound them until I see it.”
The board planned to hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 at the Warren County Career Center.