“Certainly it would be better use of the space than as an unused locker room,” Kinkaid said.
Camanche coaches, staff and parents have spent almost two years on planning this project. During this time, the group secured a $17,500 grant from the Clinton County Development Association and $2,500 from Archer Daniels Midland. The rest of the project will be funded through junior wrestling funds.
“It’s not going to cost the district anything to do this,” Kinkaid said.
The project has currently received four bids, ranging from $25,000 to $33,000. Kinkaid said he hopes to start construction as soon as school ends this year, so the room will be ready before the first day of school in August.
“I think it’s a good improvement, all in all,” Board President Mike Dunn said.
Superintendent Tom Parker told the board one problem that could arise would be if asbestos was found in the walls. With that school having been built in the 1970s and the room in question near the boiler room, he said it was a definite possibility. The district’s policy is whenever asbestos is found, it is abated at the district’s cost.