The Frankfort Independent Schools Board on Monday revisited its ongoing discussion regarding renovations at the F.D. Wilkinson Gym, though it tabled votes to approve documents related to the project.
The board previously discussed renovations at the gym as well as Second Street School and Frankfort High School last year, however, after further review and cost estimates, the gym was moved to a higher priority. F.D. Wilkinson Gym has not been renovated since it was built in the 1950s.
Craig Aossey, of G. Scott and Associates Architects, presented some draft design development documents to the board during Monday's meeting. The document included some plans like reopening the gym’s ticket booths for use, increasing the size of the gym floor by 10 feet so it would be a college-length floor and converting a stage area into a classroom space.
Aossey said he needs to know what concerns board members have, and whether they are with key parts of the plan, in order for engineers to move forward with documents.
“I guess my problem is that I don’t know all the questions I have because I didn’t get these documents until late and I didn’t have time to review,” said board member Becky Barnes.
Aossey said that the approval of the design development documents, as well as the project documents BG-2 and BG-3, could be revisited at the next board meeting in a couple of weeks and not have much impact on the timeline of the project.
At the end of the meeting, the board went into closed session for the formative evaluation of the superintendent.
An item — discussing and approving a final bid for the demolition of Wilkinson Street School building — was pulled from the agenda as the district could receive more bids.