Monday, September 26, 2011
Approval of 2012 budget also on the agenda.
The Oswego Community Unit School District 308 School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Oswego East High School with a full agenda. Here’s a quick look at some of the highlights. To see the complete agenda for Monday's meeting, click here. Editor's note: The preliminary cost for the proposed operation and maintenance facility is $2.3 million.
Monday, September 19, 2011
If bonds are to be sold, the district will need to begin the process this month.
Now that the additions to both Oswego High School and Oswego East High School have been approved, Oswego Community Unit School District 308 board members have to approve the bonds to pay for them. On agenda for Monday night's special meeting, board members “will be presented with bond issuance considerations for the approved additions at each high school to increase capacity to 3,200 students at 88 percent utilization.” The district still has the authority to sell about $246 million more in bonds for construction, but that runs out Nov. 6. The price tag for additions at both schools is currently estimated at $54 million. Also during tonight’s meeting, board members will also be asked to approve the construction of a new million …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Approving bond sale the next step.
The District 308 School Board voted unanimously Monday night to approve additions at both Oswego and Oswego East high schools. The project, which has a $27 million price tag for each school, will increase the capacity at the facilities to 3,200 students at an 88 percent utilization rate. Board members are still debating whether to include a gym geared toward gymnastics for OHS, which is projected to cost an additional $580,000, and more physical education space at OEHS, which would tack on an extra $1.1 million to the price of the project. If bonds are to be sold for the additions, the district will need to begin the process ths month. The district still has the authority to sell about $246 million more in bonds for construction, but that …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Board members searching for balance between cost and capacity.
As Oswego Community Unit School District 308 board members continue to look at the costs for the proposed additions to the two existing high schools, some fear value-engineering the project too much could be detrimental to student education. Last month, board members charged architects to cost-engineer the additions with a $25 million price tag at 85, 88, 90 and 92 percent capacity utilization rates for a maximum capacity of 3,200 students and streamline the projects even more. Architects told board members additions at the $25 million price tag would mean less capacity than each school would need, no pool at Oswego High School, and a reduction in some amenities like synthetic turf fields. Less capacity could also mean students will have …