Tuesday, May 16, 2017


School Board President Elizabeth Baker on Monday offered an update on plans to deal with the district's growing enrollment and overcrowding that a consultant revealed last month will require the equivalent of 26 new classrooms.

You may recall consultant Ross Haber in 2016, and again at the April meeting, revealed the long-term trends and problems, saying then that as many as 500 new students would be enrolling in coming years.

See background on that HERE.

At Monday night's meeting, Baker stated that planning is already underway to alleviate the problem, adding, "Mr. Haber challenged us not only to engage in very significant facilities planning in terms of design, construction and financing of these additional classrooms, but programmatic and organizational innovation so we could find a way not only to build the classrooms but to build the school communities that we believe will reflect the overall make-up of our school community and allow all the children of our district to be educated in equitable and diverse environments."

See Baker's entire update below:

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