Atascadero school board members will debate Wednesday whether to renovate or relocate Atascadero Junior High School.
The Atascadero Unified School District’s board of trustees is holding a special workshop to consider what to do with the downtown site, originally built in 1947.
Renovating the junior high school, along with the adjacent Fine Arts Academy, would cost about $23.8 million, according to the district’s facilities master plan. It would cost more than $48.6 million to build both schools on a new site.
Costs would be covered by the $117 million school improvement bond measure approved by city voters in November.
Other proposed projects include a $21.6 million performing arts center at Atascadero High School and widespread repairs at Del Rio Continuation High School and seven elementary schools.
During Wednesday’s workshop, the school board will consider an appraisal of the junior high school’s current site, hear cost and educational analysis and field comments from the public.
The workshop starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday at district headquarters, 5601 West Mall in Atascadero.
Call 462-4200 for more information.