OHS Building Meeting reveals options, bond amounts

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The public received information on bond amounts, tax rates and options for the Ozona High School Building Project at the OHS Building Committee Meeting Monday night.

The same information that was presented to the CCCCSD School Board at a July 1 special meeting, got fresh eyes as school district officials, teachers and staff, county commissioners and the general public were presented the results of the forensic study on the OHS Main Building, two options for a bond and financial information and tax rates.

Steve Gallagher, with Gallagher Construction, told the group that in the forensic study the main building and auditorium foundation was found to be structurally sound.

However, there are issues due to moisture penetration from the windows and roof, along with potential mold consistent through the most of the building. The building, which was constructed in 1938, is also not up to code on energy efficiency, handicap accessibility, electrical and Texas Education Agency Classroom size and support space requirements.

All of the high school buildings are on separate gas, electric and water meters. Superintendent Raul Chavarria said the monthly utility costs for the band hall and woodshop building were more than the monthly costs of the Ozona Elementary School.

“It costs more to operate because you don’t have everything under one roof. Schools are designed today where you have a lot of flexible learning spaces and a lot of collaborative learning spaces,” Gallagher said.




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