A lot of work needs to be done to several school buildings and other facilities in the BASD

Instead of a regular school board meeting on Monday night, board members and district administrators took a three-hour tour of several district buildings to see first-hand the problems that need to be corrected.

Leaking roofs, asbestos and peeling paint are some of the issues some of the buildings are experiencing. Other changes the administration would like to see done are logistical.

To pay for these needed repairs and changes, the Butler School Board voted last year to borrow about $9.5 million through a bond issue.

Members of the administration, maintenance staff and a representative from the firm contracted by the district to assist with architectural services also pointed out needs for other district facilities on this tour. Those will be highlighted as part of an ongoing series each day this week about future plans for Butler Area School District facilities.


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