The West York School Board will face a full agenda Tuesday night.

Among the topics discussed at last week's work session were an update on the preliminary process for staff reductions and furloughs for the 2014-15 school year, an increase in errors and omissions insurance and an increase in school lunch prices.

As the district faces furloughs and staff reductions because of budgetary concerns, it continues to move forward with a $48 million capital improvement project to several of its buildings.

The proposed plans include: infrastructure upgrades to Wallace, Lincolnway and Trimmer elementary schools as well as the high school; additional classrooms at the high school; a new gymnasium and new locker rooms at the high school; additional classrooms at Wallace Elementary School to house all K-1 students, which accounts for the closure of Loucks Elementary School; security upgrades to Wallace, Lincolnway and Trimmer elementary schools and to the high school; and renovations to the administration offices, according to information on the district's website.

The plans do not include a tunnel from the boys' locker room to the football field, board secretary George Fike said.


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"There will be basement-level locker rooms," he explained, and students will be able to exit them at field level. The construction of those basement-level locker rooms involves excavating the side of the hill by the school, he added.

The board meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the middle school, 1700 Bannister St.

-- Reach Lauren McLane at news@yorkdispatch.com.