The elementary buildings consist of three elementary wings. The back side of each elementary wing has a brick ledge that extends from the slab to just under the windows.
The front side of each elementary wing where students enter the classroom is covered by a 6 foot roof which keeps the sidewalk area dry during rainy weather.
The back side of each wing has no roof or awning to protect the area where the brick ledge meets the windows. Over the past 60 plus years, water has found its way into the wood walls behind the brick ledge on the back side of each elementary wing. Termite damage can occur in any wood structure, but the back side of each elementary wing has sustained termite damage over the past 60 years. Insulation is non-existent in the walls. Windows are 1950’s single pane glass. These push-out windows have no rubber strip between the window and window frame to keep air flow from either exiting the classroom or entering the classroom. Windows are a large portion of the exterior walls in the three elementary wings. Existing wiring capacities have reached their limits, and fuses are blown during hot weather when the window unit air conditioners in each room are in use. The fuse box (not breaker box) is located by the band hall and contains 450 amp and 100 amp fuses. Plumbers from Brownwood have been called twice in 2011 to repair/replace existing sewer lines that have failed. Perhaps pictures can allow individuals better insight into our existing elementary school facility.