School district buys new home in Eagle
Vail, CO Colorado
EAGLE, Colorado ” The school board decided Wednesday to buy the Eagle Valley Medical Center building on Chambers Road in Eagle, and will soon renovate it into a new school district headquarters.
School leaders say their current office in Eagle, built in 1976, is too small. A growing staff of 36 is spread out among six satellite offices to make room.
At the same time, there is only a year-and-a-half left on Red Canyon High School’s space in Eagle, and the district’s transportation facility in Eagle is also running out of room.
“We can’t have people spread out all over the county, and bringing them under one roof will bring us efficiency in our operations,” said Phil Onofrio, chief financial officer for the district.
Buying and renovating the medical center building into school district offices would cost around $2.3 million. Red Canyon could then move to the old school district building, which would require about $1 million in renovations.
The school district had also considered building an entirely new office building on school district land, which would cost around $5.5 million.
The downside to buying the Eagle Medical Clinic is that it wouldn’t have room for the district’s technology department, which would move into a space at Eagle Valley Middle School and require about $1 million in renovations, Onofrio said.
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