Report Shows School District Facilities Update Could Cost 35 Million Dollars

Charles City, Iowa – A new report released at the Charles City School District Board meeting last night says a complete facilities update could be worth more than 35 million dollars.

 Superintendent Mike Fisher says the report delivers a clear and professional assessment of the district’s needs.


In September, the school asked Estes Construction to complete a facility assessment on all buildings within the school district.  They evaluated the conditions on health and life safety, building improvements and site improvements. The biggest expense is at the high school worth 20 million dollars.  The lowest expense is at the middle school worth 275 thousand dollars.

Estes Construction Peter Perez says the middle school sets a high standard for other districts.


The report indicates improvement costs with a high cost and a low cost.  While the high cost is close to 36 million dollars the low cost is 23 million dollars.  The biggest concern from the report is free accessibility to some school buildings and roofing.  

Fisher says they’ll prioritize the district’s needs and looking into funding solutions.


Fisher says there’s no timetable when the district could start fixing anything outlined in the report.



Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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