Tri States Public Radio Staff
Sat December 24, 2005
Hamilton School District To Address Life Safety Issues
Hamilton, IL – The Hamilton School District will address life-safety issues within its school buildings over the next decade. The Hamilton School Board has approved the district's 10 year life safety report for the junion and senior high school buildings. Superintendent Steve Breckon says a safety inspection must be done every 10 years to determine if the district needs to bring its buildings up to code. The projects identified within the report must be addressed within 1 year, 5 years, or 10 years, based on the need for compliance. The projects needed at the high school would cost about $450,000 over the next 10 years, while the work at the middle school would cost the district about $68,000. Breckon says some projects that must be done within 1 year, including adding new fire extinguishers and heat detectors, are already underway. Larger scale projects the district must do within the next 5 or 10 years include new carpet at the middle school and a new gym floor and roof at the high school.