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November 13, 2013

K-M School District hires firm to conduct survey on facility needs

At a special school board meeting last Monday the board voted to hire the Morris Leatherman Company of Minneapolis to poll district residents on facility needs.

Superintendent Mark Matuska said they are in the process of asking the right questions so the board can have an idea of what the public thinks facility needs are. Some time after Thanksgiving the survey will be conducted.

There are a few potential needs the board would like public opinion regarding. Number one is additional space at the elementary school. With all day, every day kindergarten starting for the 2014-15 school year at least three to four additional classrooms will be needed. As a temporary solution community education rooms will have to be used. "This would be the last add on we could do at the elementary," said the K-M superintendent.

The industrial tech and agriculture areas are original to the 1957 K-M High School building and are in need of upgrades. Another question would be if the public would support construction of a performing arts center to accommodate band, choir and theatre. The current stage is also original to the high school building. "The way our band and choir programs are growing we really need something," said Matuska. The industrial tech/ag and performing arts are noticeable areas of deficiencies on the infrastructure at the high school.

There is also the question of adding a commons/cafeteria area at the high school rather than using the north gym. The floor could be replaced and used strictly as a competition gym....READ THE FULL ARTICLE BY PURCHASING THE DCI TODAY!

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