At the Dec. 14 Western Dubuque School Board meeting, Bob Hingtgen, of the District Transportation, Building and Grounds Department, updated the board on district facilities.

Hingtgen and Diane Elgin supervise a district crew that includes 23 custodians (17 full-time and six part-time), five maintenance technicians, and a half-time administrative assistant.

The staff overseas 725,744 square feet of buildings, with the Western Dubuque High School campus in Epworth the largest at 199,943 square feet and Farley Elementary School the smallest building with 34,215 square feet.

The square footage of other district buildings include:

• Cascade Junior/Senior High School — 142,291 square feet

• Drexler IMiddle/Intermediate School — 109,231 square feet

• Peosta Elementary School — 59,513 square feet

• Dyersville Elementary School — 54,741 square feet

• Epworth Elementary School — 46,381 square feet

• Cascade Elementary School — 38,616 square feet

The district consists of 161.4 acres with the Western Dubuque High School campus the largest with 57.54 acres, while Cascade Elementary School’s 3.78 acres is the district’s smallest.

The district saw an addition of 20,524 total square feet as a result of building projects at elementary schools in Peosta, Epworth and Dyersville.

Hingtgen told the board a comprehensive list of upcoming projects is being developed for 2021 but is likely to include roof repairs, window and door replacements, general repairs and painting, LED lighting upgrades, flooring replacements, lockers and signage upgrades.