The Ambridge Area School Board plans to seek out firms to conduct a study of all the district's facilities.
The board approved a vote 8-0 Wednesday to begin requesting proposals from companies to do the assessment.
"So we know exactly what it would cost to fix that facility and in the hopes of trying to keep it a functioning building within our district," he said.
Keber said he also hopes some of the other buildings that will be identified in the study won't "overshadow the bigger elephant in the room, which is the junior high."
Superintendent Cynthia Zurchin thanked the board for considering the study. School officials are requesting an aggressive timeline from the company that is selected.
Zurchin said the tentative goal is to hire the company in May so that the report can be completed by the end of August.
Zurchin said she's also had an opportunity to read all of the emails that were sent regarding the future of the district's facilities. She thanked everyone for their feedback.
"Certainly we've listened to your concerns," she said, "and we share those same concerns, that we need some exact numbers for our facilities so that we will be able to make the best decision in the best interest of our students, who are our utmost priority."
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