Future Trails

River Trails 26 is facing an enrollment crisis.
We need space for growing enrollment and for best practices in teaching and learning. We have a high quality district and are committed to keeping it that way.

Click HERE for more information about Future Trails, Option Forums and sharing your ideas.

Enrollment has increased 12.6% since 2012 and is expected to increase 30% by 2027.

All elementary classrooms are being used for instruction. Indian Grove has two teachers sharing a classroom and we have moved another teacher to a smaller instructional space already. As student enrollment increases the only way to support more students attending the schools are to:

  • Increase class size
  • Add mobile classrooms
  • Build additional classroom space and remodel and use Parkview School

Last fall, through our Future Trails sessions, the community told us they did not want increased class sized or mobile classrooms.

With the feedback from last year, we have developed three facility plans and need community feedback to know how to proceed. All of the options will cost more than the district has saved.

Attend a ForumWe need your help in two areas. Our space needs are critical. We can’t wait to do something.

First, we need your help getting the word out to our community about our meetings. We are going to get together on September 15 for a fun morning where we will knock on doors in your neighborhood. You will be giving people information and inviting them to a meeting. It’s that easy. If we don’t want increased class size or mobile classrooms we need additional funding. This may mean a referendum in the spring and if so, the more input the community has, the more likely we will choose a plan that will be supported. Sign up for Neighborhood Blitz

Second, please attend one of our Option Forums where we will share the options and you will share your thoughts and ideas. There will be one at each school, with two different evening options and one on a Saturday. We need your input and the input of your neighbors - our valued voters and district supporters.

Do you want more information about the Community
Engagement Initiative? Please click on the following link:

Future Trails Website


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