The Clinton Elementary conceptual designs were put on display at the school's registration days earlier this month.
The Board of Education will now hold a meeting tonight from 6-8 pm in the commons at the high school for the community to come out and give input on the designs. Clinton Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff Holmes stresses the designs that were put on display at registration are not the final draft. He says what folks will see or saw at the registration days is just a rough draft of what the community has given input on so far.
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Dr. Holmes says based on the current cost per square foot, the building should be around $18 million dollars. However, he believes based on the economy the cost should be lower than that.
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Dr. Holmes says based on input thus far for the new facility, the amount of community use for the building will drive the cost up. He says the decision then becomes how much community use does the Board of Education want and how much can they afford to be able to allow for.
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Again the community engagement meeting is tonight from 6-8 pm in the high school commons. At this point the community can give their input on the conceptual designs for the new elementary building to the Board, and Board members will make themselves available to answer any questions as well.