The Braham School District has begun work on general building improvements but according to Braham Superintendent Ken Gagner, some work has been pushed back due to supply chain issues.
Earlier this year, the district asked area voters to approve an around 11 million dollars tax neutral bond referendum to help with needed facilities upgrades including heating and ventilation improvements, improved parking lots and more.
In a recent update, Gagner says the updated LEDs are nearly done being installed; however, work that was scheduled to be wrapped up next year looks like it will now be finished in 2024.
"We're a little nervous that this work might actually be done in '24 because with electrical components being 52 weeks and we haven't went out for bids yet but that will be coming up here this month. That puts you into September of next year and then you have kids in school. " stated Superintendent Gagner during an interview with KBEK.
Gagner stated that the good news for the project is that the funds are still there and plans are almost completed so the work will get done eventually. The district has also looking into renewable energy options with solar panels being considered under a state funded grant.
You can catch the full interview with Superintendent Gagner by going to KBEK.com and clicking on Podcasts under the Community tab.