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Madison School Board approves plans to build auto shop

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Posted: Monday, May 9, 2016 8:27 pm

The Madison School Board put into motion plans to add a 2,500-square-foot auto mechanics shop onto the Madison High School Building.

Adam Shaw, principal at Madison High School, told the school board members that the school district still had about $250,000 remaining from a career and technical education grant that Madison Central had received from the state. The original amount for the CTE grant was $377,000 and state officials expect the school district to use all of the money by Dec. 31, 2016.

Shaw said the current auto mechanics course conducted within the CTE curriculum shared the shop currently used by MHS’ agricultural mechanics program, and the two courses were cramped for space in finding enough room to perform mechanical work.

Shaw has already received approval from state officials to use the grant money for adding more shop space to the high school building, an addition located next to the ag shop and also near the school’s greenhouse.

The board members approved hiring designArc, a Brookings architectural firm, and authorizing an agreement worth $20,000 to conduct design work on the project.