Discussions begin on future of 1916 school building; public meetings will be set up

Friday, July 13, 2012

The Alta School Board will meet next week to begin discussions on the future of the 1916 building which is now being used for the central office and three 4-year-old classes.

At their meeting next week, they will begin discussing how they can involve the community and talk about when and how many community meetings they may want to have.

The board will be looking for input from the community and consider ideas community members may have for the building.

They will also be looking for suggestions on what should be done with the class composites that are spread throughout first floor of the building.

The board will not make any decisions on what to do with the building until community meetings have been held.

A sale of surplus items from the 1916 building and from the Aurelia building will be held in the near future.

An inventory has been completed in Aurelia and an inventory is being done of the items at the Alta building.

The surplus items include teacher desks, student desks and file cabinets. When the move was made to the new high school, and the middle school was moved to the Aurelia building, furniture and classroom equipment was shuffled around. No new equipment was purchased. The items that will be up for sale are items that were not needed in either of the buildings.

A public sale must be completed, Supt. Lynn Evans said, as the items were purchased with public dollars.

If the items do not sell, the boards then can dispose of them as they see fit.

At this time, no cabinetry will be removed from the old high school until it is decided what to do with the building.