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12/31/2013 11:49:00 AM
Williams School District plans to demolish old district office building

Marissa Freireich
Williams-Grand Canyon News Reporter

The old Williams Unified School District (WUSD) building may soon be demolished because of an asbestos issue.

The old district building is located behind the football field and near the vocational building at the high school. WUSD Superintendent Rachel Savage said the district is working on getting bids for the asbestos removal and the demolition of the building.

"We have to remove the asbestos first before demolition can occur, because once those particles are airborne then they do become a danger, but as they are sitting dormant they are not a danger," she said.

The district office moved from the old location in about 2009, Savage said. From there, the district leased space from the Forest Service before ending up at its current location at 411 N. Sixth St.

Savage called removing the old building "a fiscally responsible step to take," since the district is still insuring the building.

"The facility is no longer inhabitable," Savage said. "Especially since we acquired a new facility with the Annex we want to make sure that we have the old facility that is no longer able to be used by us basically off of our records as an asset," Savage said.

A few items are currently stored in the old district building, but Savage said they can be moved to other areas. She expects the removal of the old district building to cost less than $10,000.

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Posted: Thursday, January 9, 2014
Article comment by: Ron Pauly

Save 10 grand and just padlock the door.

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