BROOKSVILLE — Construction on a concession stand and restrooms at Bracken County High School is now complete.
Superintendent Jeff Aulick said the concession stand was completed last week and is already open for use.
“The students can use the restrooms and they’ve already sold items out of the concession area,” he said.
Aulick said the restrooms have been needed for a while.
“The board saw a need, because students would have to go to the front of the high school if they needed to use the restroom during lunch,” he said. “Now, they will be able to use the restroom in this area, just off the lunchroom.”
According to Aulick, by having the extra restrooms near the gymnasium, guests will not have to walk through the school to get to a restroom.
“The same thing goes for band activities, games and other activities in the gymnasium,” he said. “They will be able to use the facilities here. It will be a big help for our older folks who come to games, so they won’t have to walk as far. It’s also to keep access to the school building to a minimum. The restrooms in the front of the building allowed access to most of the school building, which is unsafe.”
Aulick said the cost of the construction totaled about $530,000.
The construction was funded mostly through an offer of assistance from the state.
“The school district gets an offer of assistance from the state of Kentucky in the facilities department,” he said. “We would have lost that money, so we decided to use it for this project. So, about 90 percent of the project is funded by the state. The rest of the money comes from our facilities budget.”
Construction took several months to complete, according to Aulick.
“We started around the fall,” he said. “It’s been in the planning stages for about two years.”