Longfellow Elementary students, get ready for a gymnasium clear of lunchroom tables and chairs.
Citing safety concerns about the current gymnasium at Longfellow Elementary School, the Rochester School Board on Tuesday night unanimously approved a nearly $1.3 million plan to build a new school gym.
The construction costs will be funded through a combination of dollars from the alternative facilities and operating capital budgets, as well as by using lease-purchase borrowing funds. The funding will not affect the general fund, meaning that the construction does not add to the school district's plans to cut $4.5 million this year. The new gym will be 4,830 square feet, nearly double the size of the current gym. It will be located on the back end of the school, which is the southwest side. The current gym would be developed into a multi-purpose and music room.
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I've also included a link to the construction plans, as well as a list of how gym space compares in the district.