The Blaine County School District board of trustees will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Community Campus in Hailey. On the agenda: the future of that very building.
The board will hear a report on possible savings from the repurposing non-classroom facilities—such as the district-owned building in Hailey. With a replacement value of $19.3 million, it’s the most valuable non-school on the BCSD’s ledger, according to a cost analysis prepared by Superintendent GwenCarol Holmes, Finance Manager Bryan Fletcher and Director of Buildings and Grounds Howard Royal.
Its seven tenants—anchored by the Blaine County Recreation District and the College of Southern Idaho—collectively pay $247,202 in rent each year, per the report. That’s below market rate, according to the district; in 2017-18, the BCSD paid $276,935 to cover the costs of the building, which also houses the Wood River High School Performing Arts Theater.
On Tuesday, Fletcher will present the board with a detailed cost analysis of options for the that building, plus three others: the district offices on West Bullion Street, a Buildings and Grounds shop on Aviation Drive, and a technology office on Third Avenue South in Hailey.
Those could include maintaining the status quo, relocating facilities, and/or selling property. It’s not likely the Community Campus would be on the block, though: its proximity to both Wood River and Silver Creek high schools make it selling it to another entity risky for student safety, the report said.
Afterwards, the trustees will hear an overview of the 2019-20 budget.