Background

In the Fall of 2018, the Board of Directors interviewed 13 architecture firms to complete a district-wide feasibility study.  The prior study was completed with the last facility renovation project in 1999 / 2002.  From that group of 13, the board selected McKissick Architecture.  McKissick began their preliminary work in January 2019 which included facility inspections, enrollment data trends, facility usage, meetings with borough officials, and extensive interviews with parents, community members, and all district staff.  The finalized feasibility study was presented to the school board in November 2019 and McKissick began to work on the more detailed designs anticipating the project would move into construction in late 2020 or 2021.
As a result of the pandemic, work with McKissick was suspended in May, 2020 for 90 days and later extended indefinitely.

Restart

In September 2021, the board sought to return to the facility renovation plan and directed McKissick to re-form the original Building Advisory Team to review, and if necessary revise the original proposal from November, 2019.  The Building Advisory Team is a 20 member stakeholder committee including board members, district administration, teachers from each building, parents, and a student.  That committee worked through November, December, and into January, 2022 to form a revised facility plan recommendation to the Board.  The revised plan was presented to the board at its Work Session on January 10, 2022.  That new plan is posted below.

Public Comments Requested

The plan is currently under review by the board.  The board is inviting all community members to review the plan and provide comments.  Public comments will be posted to this website and provided to the board to help inform their decisions.

Proposed Facility Plan

The video below is a simulated walk-through of the proposed “Learning Commons” space at the JR/SR High School.   This space includes the current cafeteria and library.  If finalized, it would be used for small / large group instruction, media, dining services, along with other offices.  Take a look to see what it could potentially look like.

Virtual Tour – Proposed

Submit your comments by following the link below.

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