Estimates for the remodeling of Weyauwega-Fremont High School’s locker room area will be developed.
ATS&R, the Minneapolis-based firm which completed a long-range facility study for the district, will develop priorities, prepare preliminary renderings and prepare cost estimates for a potential project.
The analysis will include the high school’s locker rooms, fitness area, coaching rooms and training area.
During its April 27 meeting, the district’s school board voted to enter into an agreement with ATS&R.
The $500 cost of the study will be covered by a donation the board received from the Weyauwega-Fremont Booster Club.
The board accepted that donation in March.
The donation followed the booster club’s request several months ago for board approval to remodel the athletic facilities.
The analysis is the first step in the process.
“Our goal is to have the study completed during the month of May,” said District Administrator Scott Bleck.
The high school was constructed in 1969, and the footprint of the current facility is original to the construction of the building, he said.
“Through the years, there have been locker room upgrades, but it’s the same footprint,” Bleck said. “There is a need and opportunity to work with the booster club to enhance our current facility.”
In other action on April 27, the board voted to recognize the 2015-16 employee health benefit package.
Bleck said the board’s action includes a funding reduction of 10 percent to support the program’s operation.
All benefit partners will remain the same, with the exception of the district’s stop loss vendor, which will now be American National, he said.
The partnerships for health and dental will continue, with new rates being determined in time for implementation on July 1, Bleck said.