Forsan ISD Looking to Update Campuses 9/12/12
CBS 7 News
September 12, 2012
Forsan - "This is the biggest thing to the Forsan school district in our lifetime," Randy Johnson, Forsan ISD superintendent said.
Big changes could be on the way for the facilities in the Forsan ISD.
The school district just completed a campus study and are now considering calling for a bond.
Forsan district officials are looking at all of their options after a campus study showed needed upgrades to the district's facilities.
Faulty foundation, weathered buildings, electrical overload are just a few issues identified in the Forsan ISD campus study. School officials believe it's time to update.
"We're looking at the facilities district wide trying to decide what's the best approach for updating those and getting them ready for the 21st century," Johnson said.
One of the major issues found was the efficiency of how the district works. There are only two school campuses in Forsan ISD, but they are 15 miles apart.
"It's a long distance phone call to call from one campus to the other, there's some very unique issues tied to that. As we share staff back and forth," Johnson said.
Now the district is looking at how to address these issues. There are two possibilities: call for a bond election or find a way to work major renovations into an already tight budget.
"The basic infrastructure to this building is just old," Johnson said. "Bottom line that's what it has to be about, our students."
The next step for the school district is to hire an architect and start coming up with figures.