A group from Center Grove schools has recommendations to help the district keep its buildings more secure and lasting longer.
The group, a subcommittee of Center Grove’s strategic planning committee, wants the school district to provide more secure entrances at nearly all its buildings. It also wants upgrades and repairs made to exterior lights at several schools and backup generators at the elementary schools. That way if the schools unexpectedly lose power, they won’t lose contact with administrators or parents.
Center Grove has other upgrades and repairs it needs to consider as well. Exterior walls at Center Grove and North Grove elementary schools need to be repaired, old pipes at four schools need to be replaced, and drainage issues at Center Grove Elementary need to be studied.
The subcommittee, made up of board members, administrators and residents, made the recommendations after reviewing a facilities study completed by CSO Architects earlier this year. Last year, Center Grove paid CSO $37,500 to inspect its buildings so administrators would know what kinds of repairs, building projects and upgrades it would need to plan for during the next decade.