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Consultant Gives ‘A Laundry List of Possibilities’

Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 3:08 pm

By Ethan Colbert
bgted@lcs.net

The Bowling Green R-I School Board heard a report from the second of three consultant groups on Tuesday, Aug. 28.
The first consultant was Paragon Architecture, a Springfield, Mo., based company that helped the school district complete its applications for Federal Emergency Management Agency-sponsored tornado shelter and safe rooms for both Frankford and the Bowling Green campuses.
The second consultant, CTS Group, identified more than $13 million in needed improvements, both interior and exterior, on the Bowling Green R-I campuses in both Frankford and in Bowling Green.
The third consultant, a group of doctoral students from St. Louis University, will present the findings from their two-month study of the Bowling Green R-I campus at a Sept. 11 meeting of the Bowling Green R-I School Board.
These presentations are all part of what Superintendent of Schools Dr. Matthew Frederickson say are an ongoing facilities audit that he hopes to have completed by the end of the year.
“Basically, what I am trying to do is to get several points of view when it comes to figuring out safety, security, stewardship of our buildings and opportunities for energy savings,” Frederickson said in an interview with the Bowling Green Times. “More specifically, what are the things that we need to be looking at in the future for when we are developing our five-year, ten-year facilities plan.”

Interior designer Tara Turnage discusses how with some modifications the high school auditorium could be modernized with improved lighting equipment and acoustics. Turnage was one of several employees from CTS at the school board meeting last week to discuss the group’s analysis of the Bowling Green R-I School District campuses in Bowling Green and Frankford.


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