Triton School Board to Move Forward with Building Projects

The Triton Community School Board held a public hearing concerning a few projects planned that will be under construction in 2018.

Superintendent Donna Burroughs said a new HVAC system will be installed at the elementary school as part of this project.

“We’re looking at replacing the heating and cooling system at the elementary school,” said Burroughs. “It’s over 25 years old now and not working properly and it’s hard to get parts. The elementary project will be about $800,000 or a little more.”

The high school will get a roof at a cost of $2 million. She said it is five years past its warranty. The roof is leaking and needs to be replaced with more slope.

Burroughs said a new high school gym is in the plan.

“We had looked at trying to update the old Bourbon gym. Our facility study showed us that it is out of code and it’s in need of several major repairs. That was going to cost $1 million. The board decided not to go that way. We’re not tearing down the old gym, but we’re going to build a new auxiliary gym at the high school because we figured that was a better solution looking to the future and will better address our educational and programming needs for the school.”

The cost of the new gym is just over $4 million. The total cost of all of the projects is $7.5 million. The school will be selling bonds to finance the project.

Burroughs said there was no public comment during the public hearing on Monday night.

Bonds will be sold and bids will be let later this year.