Major Maintenance List Includes Burr Oak Project
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News ) - The Rochester School Board will be discussing the school district’s long-range maintenance plan at its regular meeting Tuesday night.
The report serves as a 10-year roadmap for maintaining the district’s over 3 million square feet of space and 540 acres of property. It shows next year’s schedule dominated by three major projects that will cost almost $10 million.
The largest, at $5.3 million, is the renovation of the old Burr Oak Elementary School along Marion Road Southeast. The project is recent addition to the plan. The School Board had previously decided to sell the Burr Oak property, but is now considering using the space to house early childhood programs. The School Board Agenda also includes items calling for taking the property off the market and contracting architectural and engineering design services for the renovation work.
The two other large projects planned next year involve replacing the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, along the roofs and other renovations to Elton Hills and Churchill Elementary Schools. Together, those two projects carry a price tag of about $4.5 million.