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School Forums Help Decide Fate of Coultrap, Fourth Street

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The Geneva School District 304 Board of Education will hold two community forums in June to receive input on the future of the Coultrap facility on Peyton Street and the administrative building on Fourth Street.


The forums to gain public input will be held:

  • At 7 p.m. Monday, June 18, at the Coultrap facility, 1113 Peyton St. (The entrance is on Lincoln Street.)
  • 9 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at , 1812 Williamsburg Ave.

In May, district officials presented board members with four options for the Coultrap facility, which has not been used as a school since the 2008-09 school year. Three options would relocate the district’s administrative offices on Fourth Street to the Coultrap facility and would require major repairs/renovations to exterior walls, plumbing and electrical systems, School District 304 said in a Monday e-mail.

The fourth option presented is to demolish the building at an estimated cost of $861,813 and maintain the district’s administrative offices at the Fourth Street facility.

It costs $69,000 annually to operate Coultrap at a minimal level. Within the next three to five years the building will require major repairs estimated to cost $1.2 million to $1.6 million to bring it to proper working order.

Those who are unable to attend the forums to provide comments may also do so through a comment form placed on the School District website. This form can be reached beginning June 12, 2012, through the news section on the homepage or by clicking on “Board of Education.”

Community members are also welcome to provide comments to the Board via e-mail at board@geneva304.org.

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