Camdenton R-III are starting to see form take shape of a new district wide facility plan. A district contracted architect was set to make plan announcements at Monday’s board meeting, though it was tabled to make final adjustments before presentation.

 Camdenton R-III are starting to see form take shape of a new district wide facility plan. A district contracted architect was set to make plan announcements at Monday’s board meeting, though it was tabled to make final adjustments before presentation.

The district facility plan maps out a number of structural changes the districts wants to complete over a span of years. Currently, the facility plan in place is 10 years old. Superintendent Dr. Tim Hadfield says many of the major items are either complete or no longer needed. This was brought to the attention of the board and resulted in movement towards a fresh look at their needs.

Among the lesser changes that Hadfield is aware of making the new list include roofing repairs on a number of district buildings, updates to HVAC systems and generally monitoring various machine parts that may be at the end of their life span.

Though much is yet to be discussed between the board and the architect working the project, there are a few major additions that Hadfield hopes to see. One of those additions is a FEMA-certified storm shelter in case of emergency. Hadfield feels that it is a safety feature that the district is lacking in that would be beneficial during the entirety of the year.

Another goal is to see the district increase storage capacity. Hadfield explained that many times, the district tries to purchase needed supplies in bulk to save money and to have a backlog in case of need. Because of this, freezer space sees storage issues during stocking as well as other areas of the school. He says they aren’t sure at this point where this storage would exactly be implemented.

According to Hadfield, the board is also taking a look at the transportation department and hoping to expand on their usable building space. With maintenance and transportation working out of the same space, he says they have seen instances of congestion within the building with how large of an operation it requires. By expanding this space, he hopes to see more efficient workflow throughout.

All ideas are theoretical as the board determines what their budget can bear. The current step is to build a complete list of ideas with a projected budget and timeframe for completion. Another factor they will have to consider is projected student enrollment and related priorities. Hadfield says the board is hoping to review a completed plan by their September 25 meeting.