The District will host the second in a series of public forums to gather input for its facilities planning and flood recovery on Thursday, Aug. 27.
Modeled after the city’s public participation process, the gatherings are designed to be a convenient opportunity for community members to share feedback and comments. The input will help guide the District in making decisions about the future location of support offices that were damaged in the June 2008 flood. Public feedback ensures that the final plan reflects the identified needs and interests of the entire school community.
Support buildings damaged in flood include the Educational Service Center and warehouse facilities. Many support offices are currently located at a modular building campus at Kingston Stadium. Taylor Elementary School, also damaged in the flood, has been repaired and is not part of this facilities process.
The first “Get-Together,” held June 30 at Jefferson High School, shared information on the District’s needs, existing building conditions, the forum process, and District's flood recovery effort to date.
The second “Get-Together” will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, August 27 in the Black Box Theatre at Kennedy High School. It will provide information on facility and programming options identified from the input received at the first meeting. A third forum, to provide information on selected options, is set for October 20 at Washington High School.