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MISD receives facilities assessment
by DJ Kauffman Correspondent · February 1st, 2018

During a Monday, January 22, Marion Independent School Board of Education Work Session, Estes Construction and BLDD Architects representatives presented a compiled facilities assessment to the board, including a cost analysis chart comparing the building of the new high school versus upgrading the current one; a new facility was shown as least cost-effective.

They also included a possible state-of-the-art auditorium redesign, and site improvement ideas such as replacing several water fountains, repairing or replacing floor tile, and redesigning FMI floor space. "Just because the building is new, doesn't make it great; just because it is old, doesn't make it bad," they said.

They were hired by the board in December 2017 to take a comprehensive look at the Marion High School, Starry Elementary, and Francis Marion Intermediate, as well as a functional suitability assessment for the district's remaining three schools as well.
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