3/1/12 – Columbus Schools’ Facilities Committee members learned last night that “doing nothing” can be expensive. Planners were on hand to provide the committee with estimates of how much it would cost the District if NO renovation was initiated to upgrade the District’s three aging school buildings. Increasing costs of maintenance could run up to $4.8 million dollars over the next ten years. Another cost factor considered was increasing inflation. The committee meets again next Wednesday to work on proposals that could result in a Schools’ referendum in November.