$28 Million: Group IDs Long-Range Facility Needs At Davie High

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 22, 2012

By Beth Cassidy
Enterprise Record

Costs to continue to renovate and expand at Davie High School are more than half of what it will cost to build a new school, according to consultants hired by the school system to study facility needs at all schools.
The facility assessment and long-range plan was presented to the board of education at a work session/business meeting last Friday.
Tom Balke, principal in charge at Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, said during community interviews to determine school needs, “nearly all those interviewed want some closure and they hope the study will accomplish just that.”
Board chair Terry Renegar replied, “I hope it does accomplish that. That was the main reason for going down this path.”
The majority of the presentation revolved around the high school.
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