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District to knock down old office

February 3, 2012


Citizen editor

Preston School District officials decided to demolish the old district office.

In the most recent Preston School District regular business meeting held last Wednesday evening, the district announced the purchase of property along Highway 91 near the junior high school.

The existing brick rental home will be torn down and the land will be used to build additional classrooms onto the junior high school, said Brian Mendenhall, the clerk treasurer of the district.

“We were land locked and we needed to be able to add on to the building and this will make it so we can do that,” Mendenhall said.

The addition will come from a $450,000 plant facility budget allocated for this type of project. The budgeted money will also be used this summer for other maintenance projects like repairs on the Pioneer Elementary School roof and some paving projects.

The district is also going to raze the old school district office and increase the size of the parking lot south of the high school. All of the projects slated for this summer will come from existing budgets.

The district also accepted bus bids and will be purchasing two 84 passenger Blue Bird buses at $93,475 per bus.

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