Lackey said renovation of the 1929 Barnes building on Far Hills Avenue — which houses district administrative offices and alternative school programs — is the largest facilities expense pending.
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But he said there are preliminary discussions of other possible projects, such as an addition at the high school to house more career tech programs.
“And someday down the road, there may be all-day kindergarten,” Lackey said. “We’ve always talked about that as a possibility, and we would need some additional space in some locations to accommodate that.”
Lackey said if Kettering is approved for state funding, the $1 million local match would come from the district’s existing permanent improvement levy that was passed in 2016.
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Other than Greenmont Elementary, which opened in 2005, Kettering’s current schools were built between 1949 (Van Buren) and 1966 (Kennedy). All of those schools were significantly renovated after voters approved a 2002 bond issue, and Lackey said the renovations are holding up well.
“Our buildings are in good shape,” he said. “I feel very confident they won’t come back in this master planning process and say any of our buildings would need to be replaced.”