U-E's superintendent James Coon presented renovation plans for the Jennie F. Snap Middle school at this press conference.
A facilities planning team says the best plan financially, is to upgrade the current building, most of which is 45 years old.
Building new would cost taxpayers an extra 20 to 30 million dollars, after state aid.
While no plan has been finalized, the upgrade would include repairing the school's infrastructure, meeting safety code compliances, and making room for more students.
"In addition, remaining on this site will allow, us to combine all 6th graders into one facility, in order to maximize our staff and offer a full array of programs and services to better serve our students. Currently there are about 100 students educated on our west corners campus," says Coon.
The upgrade would be phase 2 of the district's capital improvement strategy.
Phase 1 of the plan began last year, addressing building needs throughout the district.
The school board will hold 2 community forums to get public input, the first on March 29th at 7pm at the JFS Middle School.
A second will be held at 7 pm on April 4th at the George F. Johnson Elementary School.