MASON CITY | While the Mason City School Board is currently discussing the "next steps" of five schematic design proposals for a new auxiliary gym and swimming pool it doesn't have any start dates firmly in place.
That's according to Mason City High School Superintendent Dave Versteeg who said after this week's school board meeting that "We're not even close on a time table."
Though there wasn't a set start or end date and no cost estimates on maintenance, there was plenty for the board to discuss.
School board member Brent Seaton pointed out that the idea of the auxiliary gym as "something that might generate revenue" for the district was worthwhile but emphasized to his fellow members and those in attendance that they should "also consider the non-revenue generating opportunities."
Specifically, Seaton raised the idea of the gym as a "learning space" as well as something that "adds to our community as a whole."
"There's an intrinsic value to having these spaces, it's not just about the athletes," Seaton said. "It's about all the students."
Still, the economic prospects for the interrelated projects were discussed.
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"There is some revenue potential to bring back to our district," Mason City School Board President Jodi Draper said during the meeting.
Possible revenue generators kicked around included swimming competitions, wrestling meets and even high school robotics tournaments.
And then there was the question of what to do with the existing pool.
Board members discussed the option to tear it down but, as with a construction start date, that's still to be determined.
Mason City High School homecoming court 2018
Mason City High School's candidates for homecoming king are, front row, from left: Luke Berding, Michael Rowe, Marcos Cervantes, Justin Rowe, Joseph Daoud, Eduardo Lara. The queen candidates are, back row, from left, are: Lucy Kim, Taylor Pruisman, Mattison Bartholomew, Anastasia Reynolds, Anna Lensing and Megan Meyer.
Mason City HC Parade 1
Mason City Homecoming Queen Samira Haberman and King Derek Johnson were named at a coronation ceremony prior to the homecoming parade through downtown Mason City in September 2017.
MCHS Homecoming 2016
Mason City High School 2016 Homecoming Court, from left: Jacob Adamski, Macey Burtness, Isaac Bartel, Julia Dunlavey, Adrian Debrah, Courtney Eaton, Ben Siglin, Sydney Eaton, Trey Wiegmann, Kaitlyn Vaith, Kyle Younker, Abigail White.
MCHS Homecoming 2015
The 2015 Mason City High School Homecoming Court, from left, Riley Bonzer, Alaina Berg, Wyatt Cooper, Rachel Danielson, Sawyer Goetz, Madeline Kruse, Shandon Green, Makenzie Meyer, Alex Klein, Olivia Pederson, Quinn Slaven, Kenzie Penca, Mac Spotts and Meeghan Rodamaker.
MCHS Homecoming 2014
Members of the Mason City High School Homecoming Court are, first row from left, Mercedes Wiegmann, Olivia Pappas, Maddie Kim, Jenna Corninck, Daniella Debrah and Sharla Brunsvold; second row from left, Ian Sloan, Nick Frenz, Tristan Bernhard, Elijah Warfield, Jordan Rowe and Calvin
MCHS Homecoming 2013
Mason City High School has chosen its 2013 homecoming court. From the left are, Will Siglin, Katie Stadheim, Kyle Weiss, Lexy Pederson, Jared Rowe, Tricia Notermann, Tommy Johnson, Myah Mellman, Matt Meyer, Paisely Witt, Jared Lichman and Natalie Mujica. The king and queen will be crowned Friday at 1:05 p.m. in the school gym. A parade will follow with a community pep rally in Central Park at 2:45 p.m.The Mohawks will play Ottumwa at 7:30 p.m. at Mohawk field. The homecoming dance will be Saturday night from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.
MCHS Homecoming 2012
The 2012 Mason City High School Homecoming court are from the left, front row: Nicolle Hewett, Abbi Schupanitz, Macke Rodamaker, Abby Phillips, Kelsey Murray and Jadda Buckley. Back row: Sahan Jayawardena, Austin Voves, Will Slaven, Jason Kay, Andrew Sloan and Colton Staudt.
MCHS Homecoming 2011
The 2011 Mason City High School homecoming court. Front row (from left) Payton Mellman, Emily Goetz, Alexis Lichty, Brooke Lichty, Chase Crane and Morgan Richards. Back row, (from left) Carter DeVary, Josh Saltou, Sam Skogen, Jack Esser, Jeff Dobrzynski, and Blake Spotts.
MCHS candidates 2010
The MCHS Homecoming king and queen candidates for 2010 are left to right: Travis Mallo, Elizabeth Campbell, Matt Merry, Alex Kaufman, Coty Thompson, Anne Epley-Birtwistle, Molly Kraling, Jordan Flaherty, Andi Kaufman, Ryan Voves, Whitney Springer and Lincoln Vorba.
MCHS Homecoming 2009
Members of the 2009 Mason City High School homecoming court pose on Monday outside the school. Photographed from left are: Jack Maschka, Julya Becker, Matthew Young, Katie FitzPatrick, Ethan Hubbard, Brooke Stecker, Taylor Sgontz, Lee Gealow, Bethany Crabb, Blake Craw, Savanna Ramon, and Nick Pappas. The king and queen will be announced during the homecoming assembly on Friday at 12:30 p.m. This year's homecoming theme is "Survivor: Outwit-Outlast-Outplay." (Bryon Houlgrave/The Globe Gazette)
MCHS Homecoming 2008
JEFF HEINZ/The Globe Gazette. The 2008 Mason City High School homecoming king and queen candidates are from the left, Megan Ropella, Ben Van Hemert, Rachel Dolphin, Alex Ausenhus, Shea Brunsvold, Eric Alexandres,Cierra Fitzgerald, Ryan Dirksen, Taylor Johnson, Ryan Goetzinger, Dimitria Klein and Noah Huisman.
MCHS Homecoming 2007
Candidates for Mason City High School's Homecoming king and queen have been chosen. They are front row from the left, Joleen Ramos, Erin Mahoney, Abra White, Lauren Kundert, Elle Kaiser and Angela Rust. Back row from the left, Ben Levinson, Dan Lee, David Asche, Jordan Hoy, Adam Houser and Sam Crane. The king and queen will be crowned Friday at a 12:50 p.m. Pep Assembly at the school.
MCHS Homecoming 2006
JEFF HEINZ/The Globe Gazette. The 2006 Mason City homecoming king and queens candidates are from the left, front row are: Laura Piersma, Amanda Zinnel, Renee Searle, Lindsey Odegaard, Tatjana Ramos and Nikko Onoo. Back row from the left are: Tyler Wicks, Mark Lee, Greg Hepperly, Nick Amundson, Paul Norris and Nathan Kleckner.
MCHS Homecoming 2005
Mason City High School homecoming court, from left, Stacie Ogaard, Danny Rose, Ashley Pearce, Trevor Engels, Sarah Shaw, Eric Barnes, Bria Borcherding, Mark McKone, Hanna Van Hemert, Brent Schloemer, Rosie Brantner, Taylor Ott.
MCHS Homecoming 2004
Mason City High School's Shawn Birdsall, son of Susan and Bill Ringham of Mason City and Steve and Charlotte Birdsall of Phoenix, AZ and Danielle Dolphin, daughter of Kevin and Mary Jane Dolphin were named Mason City High School's Homecoming King and Queen on Friday.
MCHS Homecoming 2003
From left, Mason City High School Homecoming Candidates, Kady Detra, Brad Bissig, Theodora Marinos, Nicholas Arens, Paige McManigal, Tony Brantner, Bethany Aberg, Ben Duitscher, Stacie Carpenter, Robert Clough, Danielle Hill, Michael Wubben.
MCHS Homecoming 2002
JEFF HEINZ/The Globe Gazette. The homecoming court has been selected for Mason City High School's 2002 Homecoming. Front row from the left is: Julia Duvall, Megan Birdsall, Alexandra Marinos, Katie Mulcahey, Erica Edgar and Stefanie Baldwin. Back row from the left is: Steve Baldwin, Brian Tiedeman, Dillon Gibson, Brady Foster, John Tjaden and Nicholas Clark. The King and Queen will be chosen Friday at the 12:50 p.m. pep assembly in the high school gym. The Mohawks meet Ames Friday night at 7:45 p.m. at Mohawk field.
MCHS Homecoming 2001
MCHS Homecoming royalty from left, Zach Buss, Megan Coborn, Shawn Birdsall, Lauren Burgmeier, John Lee, Takara Onoo, Justin Moorman, Whitney Peterson, Joe Dedic, Danielle Dolphin, Alan Kading, Laura Rust.
MCHS Homecoming 2000
Homecoming King and Queen candidates for Mason City High School have been selected. They are from the left: Jim DeLung, Lindsey Metcalf, Emily Becker, Travis Shipman, Filip Garrett, Katie Smed, Lindsay Beavers, David Larson, Garrett Wilcox, Lindi Clough, Neena Heyreh and Nik Perez.
MCHS Homecoming 1999
Homecoming king and queen candidates at Mason City High School have been selected. They are from the left, Jessica Gibson, Corby Dodge, Jennifer Miller, Thomas Harlan, Molly Scoles, Jerry Springer, Lindsay Van Den Bosch, Andy Cabeen, Tina Zilge, Tim Newman, Liz Klus and Josh Uhde.