The Somerville ISD is taking a close look at facility needs.
Among those projects, repairs to the Yegua Center and what to do with buildings on the Junior High School campus.
During a recent board meeting, Steve Risser of Gallagher Construction in Richardson presented the board with his recommendations.
Risser says moisture is the biggest problem with the Yegua Center. He says the roof needs to be replaced and repairs made to gaps in the mortar between the rocks. He also says drainage is a big problem—causing wood deterioration.
Risser went on to say, the junior high school building doesn’t meet current code and it would be extremely costly to bring it up to code. He estimates it could cost up to $700,000 to renovate just half of the unoccupied building.
Superintendent Karla Sparks stressed that the district is very early in considering facility needs and nothing has yet been determined.