The Montevideo Public Schools facilities planning committee is preparing a report to be submitted to the school board on top district needs and priorities. According to Superintendent Dr. Luther Heller, the district’s two aging elementary facilities are the “primary concern” of the committee.

“Those are our oldest buildings,” said Heller, “Those are the ones that would cost the most to try to renovate and upgrade.”

Dr. Heller said the district is also considering restructuring.

“We’d like to get back to a more traditional K through 4, 5 through 8, 9 through 12 setting,” said Heller, “To do that, we anticipate that we’ll probably have to build a new elementary building, do a little bit of remodeling at the middle school, and also – down the road, at some point – we’re going to have to do some remodeling at the high school.”

A bond referendum to fund the proposed projects is likely in the spring of 2020.