Last fall, more than 3,500 students, staff and community members weighed in on criteria that will determine the future of school modernization and replacements. The school division has tabulated those results and invites the community to now weigh in on four possible scenarios regarding which schools should be next and when those modernizations or replacements might occur.
Weigh in by taking this survey or attending community meetings.
The meetings will be held March 7 at Old Donation School; March 8 at Tallwood High School; March 14 at Kellam High School; and March 15 at Great Neck Middle School. Each meeting will be from 6-7:30 p.m. and information shared at each meeting will be the same.
At these meetings, attendees will learn which 15 schools, based on age, physical condition and type of building, are the next candidates for modernization or replacement. These three factors are what the community, through the survey, deemed as the most important criteria.
Attendees will also learn more about the current funding for the division’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and weigh in on potential funding scenarios for the future.
Members of the Long-Range Facilities Master Plan Steering Committee, which is comprised of students, school division administrators, city leaders and community organizations as well as representatives from Cooperative Strategies, the professional demographics firm assisting with this planning, will be present at all community meetings to help answer any questions.
For more information about the process, visit the school division’s Long-Range Facilities Master Plan page on vbschools.com.
7 thoughts on “Weigh in on future school replacement and modernization options”
Some of these teachers are difficult.
i think that this old school needs to be remolded either way so our kids/ students would actually have a better day at school and want to be at school.
This school is great. While some people say this
school doesn’t make our kids happy, or they say it
sucks, I say it’s perfectly fine. I don’t think it needs
alot of improvement.
Only some will know the true meaning of this post.
Discipline needs to be upped. Students walk around and make a mockery of teachers and students who are doing what they’re supposed to do. If the students who are acting up are removed from the school, then that allows for the school to trust in their students to do the right thing more.
They shouldn’t be removed, but punished with a consequence such at detention or ISS or even OSS.
no matter how you answer the results can be manipulated to fit how the school wants the results to come out. I can say I am totally satisfied with the current budget for the $40 million, meaning I don’t want my taxes going up to change the current rate of replacement. The survey then makes me say I am dissatisfied with the rate at $100 million, which can be interpreted that I am dissatisfied that it would take so long to replace the schools if I don’t vote for the $100 scenario.