$2.4 Million Kirkwood High Stadium Project Considered by School Board
Proposed renovations would make the Kirkwood High School stadium more accessible for people with physical disabilities.
Safety and limited access for those with disabilities are at the heart of a proposed $2.4 million renovation project that includes an overhaul of the Kirkwood High School stadium bleachers.
Members of the Kirkwood School Board will vote tonight on the project that would make lower level bleachers ADA accessible and provide ADA assistant seating. The project, estimated to cost between $2.4-2.8 million, also would add restrooms, concessions and a new press box to the stadium.
Money for the Project
Money for the project would come from the Kirkwood School District's maintenance fund which is expected to have a reserve of $2,980,000 on June 30, 2013. Maintenance revenue for 2013-2014 is predicted to be $2,450,000.
Regular maintenance projects proposed for the summer of 2013 will cost about $2,102,000 which leaves $3,328,000 remaining in the fund, more than enough for the stadium project, according to board documents.
Documents to be presented to the board say that the project is a high priority and a need that will impact the greatest number of students and members of the community.
Presentation materials include pictures of uneven pathways that are used by people with physical disabilities and quick-fix repairs that have not resolved warped bleachers and stairs.