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Facilities plan reviewed for intermediate school, high school

With the opening of two new buildings this school year, Bellefontaine Schools Board of Education members reviewed a three-year facilities plan at their Monday evening meeting that involves updates to the district’s two other school buildings.

“In the past several years, we’ve had a lot of our focus on getting the new middle school and elementary school built,” Superintendent Beth Harman said. “Now we also need to turn our attention to our other buildings to make sure they are kept in good repair.”

Beginning in the summer, the board is looking at several projects that will need to take place at Bellefontaine Intermediate School, now located at the former middle school facility, 509 N. Park Road, and at Bellefontaine High School, 555 E. Lake Ave.

Over the next three years, plans are to install new roofing at both facilities, along with new windows and plumbing at the high school, all through permanent improvement funds. The resurfacing of the high school track and parking lot also are listed in the facilities plan.

In addition, several buses also will need to be purchased during the next three years, and the district should be able to utilize proceeds from the sale of the former Western Intermediate School for this purpose, Mrs. Harman said. The building was sold to the Madison-Champaign Educational Service Center, which now operates the Mac-A-Cheek Learning Center at the building.  

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