PCM’s 2013-2017 Facilities Master Plan for Raton Public Schools Approved by the PSFA

Progressive Construction Management’s Facilities Master Plan for Raton Public Schools, which outlines the District’s goals and allows the District to apply for State capital improvement funds, was recently approved by the Public School Facilities Authority.

This is the second Facilities Master Plan PCM has prepared for the Raton Public School District and the previous facilities master plan helped get approximately $8 million in State Public School Capital Outlay Council (PSCOC) funds for renovations to Raton High School and approximately $1.1 million for the design of a new elementary school, which will help save money by consolidating three separate schools in Raton.

Currently, elementary students attend three different elementary schools, which are more than 70 years old and listed on the State and National Historic Registers, and one of which has severe structural settlement issues. By combining the three schools into one new elementary school, the District is projected to save $500,000 per year in operational costs and provide the students of Raton a safe and modern learning environment. As part of the plan, PCM and the District will work closely with the State’s Historical Preservation Office to find alternative uses for these historic structures all of which were constructed during the Civilian Conservation Corps era of the 1930’s.