HAYS, Kan. (AP) Hays education officials are moving ahead with plans for a middle-school addition that can also serve as a storm shelter.
Deputy superintendent Richard Cain told The Hays Daily News that construction on the eight classrooms at Hays Middle School could begin in April.
Cain says the district received an extension of the Sept. 16 deadline to submit plans to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Those plans are expected to be submitted soon.
The Hays USD 489 Board of Education voted in February to accept a FEMA grant to help pay for the project. The addition will be built to FEMA specifications and can serve as a storm shelter.
The project is expected to cost about $2.7 million, with the district paying about $1.4 million.