Facilities Planning Process
As we forward with the District's facilities planning process it important for you to know what work has already been done. Prior to the Grant announcement we had two community meetings on September 22 and October 15 to talk about facility needs and improvements. On November 10 we had a community meeting to announce the grant and talked about the steps we need to take to move forward and asked for community input and assistance in accomplishing these goals.
In order to obtain the matching funds required for the Grant the Board made a commitment to run a bond issue on May 17, 2016. The District is working with Wenaha Group, Inc. of Pendleton, OR and Architects West of Coeur d’Alene, ID to assist in estimating, community outreach, building plans and exploring additional financial support, including other third party funding sources and incentive/grant programs. We have been holding Core Team meetings with District Administrators and these subconsultants to build a strategy for everything that needs to be accomplished. We have also had our first facilities team meeting to discuss the next steps in creating a plan for the bond issue including what District wide projects will be funded by the bond. This committee will visit our current facilities to understand the need for improvements. They will also visit new schools in our area to start determining what we want our new school to look like.
The District will also be holding additional community meetings and site tours of each school campus and we encourage you to join us at these meetings to ask questions, share thoughts and stay informed. We will also be adding additional information to this page as we flesh out the details.
It is important for our community to understand that we are working on an unusually condensed and accelerated schedule to achieve the goal of passing the bond, obtaining the Grant and improving our schools. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity for our community.