An audience of eight listened to the Centralia School Board discuss potential expansion plans, plans to improve utility efficiency and student safety the evening of October 9 at the board office on Rollins Street.
A Paragon Architecture representative discussed three options for expansion. One aspect, if expansion is approved, it would come off the central portion of the building.
Pre-K through second grade would share several facilities such as restrooms, she said.
A full-size competition gym would also be included in the expansion, which could include a stage. This she said, would also function as the building’s “safe room.” There would also be a multi-purpose space that would serve as a cafeteria for those grades, though the building’s main kitchen would remain the same. The multi-purpose room would also have what the architect describes as a “catering kitchen.” The current plan calls for the meals carted from the kitchen to the multi-purpose room.
Both options seat around 520 students.
Steven Chancellor, R-VI superintendent, said the additional gym will make the district more attractive for post-season tournaments and allow the current tournaments to be completed in a timelier manner.
For the complete article, see this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.