A brief summary of the topics presented and information shared during discussion is provided below.
The Feasibility Committee recommendation of Option 1 (Feeder School) will be presented to the Board on May 11, 2017 for a vote. This option keeps the two (2) high schools, and in addition, there will be seven (7) elementary schools (k-4), two (2) intermediate schools (5-6), and two (2) middle schools (7-8). The District has been pleased with architectural firm and will continue its relationship with them. Dr. Stoltz also discussed a parameters resolution, which is a mechanism for funding but is not binding. The resolution will authorize the spending of up to $118 million for Phase 1 & 2. The phases will commence in the 2019/20 school year. There will be no high school boundary changes at this time. Dr. Stoltz shared there is a definite plan to see Phase 1 and 2 through to completion. Phase 3 will be implemented thereafter, but the District can take ‘the foot off the gas’ before proceeding with this phase, if needed.
Dr. Stoltz shared that arrangements, such as accommodations for elderly, parking, etc., were being addressed. As had been suggested by the group earlier in the year, future graduations will be held on Saturdays, rotating morning and afternoon times between the high schools.
Dr. Stoltz shared the transitioning of personnel. Pending final approval, there will be two new Assistant Principal (AP) positions added to the District, which will provide an additional AP at each high school. There will also be a new Elementary AP position for next school year.