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Recommended improvements and estimated cost of each:
|Projects||Turn-Key Cost Estimate|
|Jr/Sr High School--Replace Older Rooftop Units and New Controls on All||$600,000-$750,000|
|Jr/Sr High School--Replace Existing Roofing System||$450,000-$650,000|
|Jr/Sr High School--FEMA Rated Storm Safe Room||$600,000-$800,000|
|Grade School--New HVAC System and New Controls||$1,300,000-$1,500,000|
|Grade School--Building Wide Roofing Improvements||$150,000-$200,000|
|Grade School--FEMA Rated Storm Safe Room/Kitchen||$800,000-$1,000,000|
Community Storm Shelter Usage:
The proposed storm safe room at Lincoln Jr/Sr High is a multi-purpose room that can be used for daily activities such as a classroom, general activity space, or wrestling room. The safe room at Lincoln Elementary School will be a cafeteria for students and staff to utilize on a daily basis.
Community Storm Shelter Size and Capacity:
The community storm shelters at both locations will be 2,400 sq. ft. with a capacity of ~300 people at each building.
Why were these projects chosen by the district?
The Board of Education has identified a list of over a dozen potential improvements, but decided on these 6 measures in order to handle the most pressing challenges faced by the district. These improvements will keep our building functional for the foreseeable future and keep our children safe from severe weather unlike when the tornado passed through town a couple of years ago.
Are there any grants or additional aid available to the district?
The district has applied for several storm shelter grants in the past year, and have not been awarded any funds to this point. Two new applications have been sent in for consideration, and these grants could still be awarded to the district after the bond. The district is not eligible for state aid funding under the current finance formula, but could be eligible for state aid under new legislation.
Nex-Generation’s goal is to give students hands-on experiences in a variety of professions and encourage them to remain in or return home to prosper. “We are ecstatic to be offering such a wide variety of professions, including community and economic development, travel and tourism, civil engineering, architecture, landscaping, non-profits, library science, administrative, telecommunications, information technology, marketing, social media, plumbing, banking, medical, agriculture, animal health, meat processing, youth development, customer service…. It’s an incredible lineup,” said Nex-Generation Round Up for Youth’s Executive Director Jacque Beckman.
Interns are hired directly by participating, local businesses. “While the majority of the time will be spent with their respective businesses, interns can expect to get together at least three times,” Beckman said. “They will attend orientation on , a field trip on , and a focus group on .”
Students age 16 and over who live or attend school in northwest or north central Kansas may apply. The application and eligibility requirements are on the Web at www.nex-generation.org. Applications are due .