COPPERAS COVE— At a workshop Monday, the Copperas Cove Independent School District Board of Trustees discussed spending $39,000 for demolition work on two district-owned properties.
If approved tonight at the regular monthly school board meeting, the funds will cover demolition of unused structures on Eighth Street and Avenue D in Copperas Cove. The work will be conducted by Sisk-Rob Inc. of Leander.
“These are properties we own, and they have facilities or structures that are not usable,” Superintendent Joseph Burns said.
In March, the board approved the purchase of the Eighth Street property at a cost of $100,000 from Extraco Bank, according to the sale contract. The land is located on the north side of Avenue E and sits across the street from property the district already owns. The district plans to move its DAEP program to a new facility to be constructed on that newly purchased land.
The Avenue D property, located next to the district’s main administrative office, includes a vacant home.
If approved, the demolition cost will be a change order for demolition work slated for sections of the district’s historic Avenue E campus. The additional cost of the change order will bring the total cost for demolition work at all three sites up to $222,800, just under the $225,000 budget previously approved by board members.
The district is currently exploring the possibility of turning the complex of buildings on Avenue E into a career and technical education high school.