Forum staff reports, Published April 09 2013
Central Cass considers building gymnasiumCASSELTON, N.D. – Central Cass School District leaders are considering whether to build an elementary school gym that won’t have to be taken to a public vote.
The school board got an update on the proposal Monday, Superintendent Mark Weston said.
The plan calls for using a large metal building to house the gym. That would cost $900,000 to $950,000, Weston said.
In contrast, two $4.8 million referendums, both of which included classrooms, multiuse spaces and other renovations with gyms, were defeated in 2011.
Weston said district staff is working with the community to see if the idea has support. “This thing is basic, but not so basic that we’ll be unhappy if we built it,” he said.
Weston said bids could be let by mid-summer, with construction finished in three to four months.