Second mayor norbert tessmer (SPD) firmly defends himself against the repeated accusation that the main schools, now middle schools, are worth less to the city than others. "That is simply absurd", he says. Especially at the heilig-kreuz-middle school an excellent work is done, especially in the ecn (extra chance use) classes. The middle school plays an important role in view of the demographic change and the associated threat of a shortage of skilled workers. "The problems we have in connection with the structural condition are not homemade," says ullrich pfuhlmann, states norbert tessmer.
Ullrich pfuhlmann, head of the building department, points out that the structural problems have been known since 2008. At that time, the city's request was denied by the school supervisory authority, i.E. The government of upper franconia. "The heilig-kreuz school has fallen by the wayside. We do not know how the decision was made."
In fact, it does not look good for the building substance. "The energetic values are catastrophic, some of the windows can no longer even be opened." The building services, i.E. Heating and electrical systems, are 50 to 60 years old. The sports hall is no longer properly heated, some sports equipment can no longer be used because it is not safe. In addition, there are some damp spots in the building. "This can only be done through a general renovation", explained ullrich pfuhlmann. School district director klaus anderlik recalls that the windows were replaced in 1979. Since then, there have only been building maintenance measures.
Four million euros are needed for a general refurbishment. "This is the lower limit", says the head of the building department. But at least: now the space program approved by the government of upper franconia is available. It refers to the forecast for the development of school numbers up to the year 2019. "On this basis, the construction planning can now take place, which in turn is the basis for the application for building permission", explains klaus anderlik.
Schoolers are included
Plans are currently underway for 13 classrooms, 130 square meters of space for the all-day school and the after-school care program – the gymnasium will be used for this purpose – a break hall and various classrooms, teachers' rooms, etc. And what will become of the schoolchildren's ideas about their future school, which they have been working on for months in a project workshop with students from coburg university?? "We have said from the beginning that we will involve the schools", says norbert tessmer. That is how it remains. However, only what is financially feasible can be implemented.
The application will be ready by the summer of this year and will be submitted to the government of upper franconia. "We might get the approval by the end of the year", says ullrich pfuhlmann. And klaus anderlik adds that construction is expected to begin in summer 2015 at the earliest. Work will probably be done in two phases. Containers are planned as an alternative for the lessons.