Discussion Continues Regarding Future of Mount Pleasant School District Facilities

The Mount Pleasant School District Board of Directors continues to assess the district’s facilities and plan for the future.  The Mapleleaf Athletic complex field house needs renovations and now the Athletic Booster Club is preparing to kick-off a fundraising campaign to raise funds for a project to improve the building.  Activities Director Scot Lamm told the school board site committee the maximum estimate cost for the proposed renovations is $250,000.  He said he has been discussing this with the Booster Club and proposes the following improvements….additional toilets, new lighting and flooring, a new entrance/exit door and new lockers.  The site committee supports the project. The committee also agreed that costs related to maintenance like lighting and plumbing should be District costs.

Another building that has come under scrutiny is the bus garage.  It is no long big enough.  At one point the discussion revolved around possibly building a new garage at the High School site on Grand Avenue. However, cost may be prohibitive.  Apparently, there is in opportunity to rent a larger space.  Supt. John Henriksen will get rental costs for the Board’s site committee to consider. The committee also suggesteed that the lot north of the existing bus garage could be purchased and a new garage built on that site.  Henriksen will also be following up with the City regarding that idea.