The Community Engagement event was held on Tuesday, October 5 at Prairie Trails, as well as online for virtual attendees. It included a presentation on our schools' infrastructure needs and breakout sessions with members of the district administration and Board of Education.
This is a summary of the feedback received in those conversations. You can also view a video of the full meeting at the bottom of this page.
What infrastructure issues and concerns are the most important?
- Heating, ventilation, and air condition (HVAC) improvements
- Roof upgrades at Euclid, Indian Grove and River Trails Middle School
- Prioritizing green initiatives when completing infrastructure projects
- Temperature control within the buildings
- Impact and risk of aging facilities on learning environment
- Pavement upgrades needed at Indian Grove and River Trails Middle School
- Importance of improving infrastructure rather than temporary band-aid fixes that could end up costing the district more money
- Difficulty of passing a referendum to accomplish these goals
- The potential high costs of making all these improvements
The district MUST...
- Improve the HVAC
- Improve ventilation
- Be fiscally responsible
- Upgrade the classrooms
- Improve building safety features
- What can be done in the short-term to address some of these issues?
- Which of these projects are the most important and what comes first?
- Which of these projects can be addressed further down the line?
- Wihch of these projects are truly related to health and safety issues?
- How will the district convince the community-at-large that these issues are important?
- What are some other ways the district can modernize their buildings?
- How can the district make better use of the spaces they already have?
- What are some alternatives to passing a referendum?
- Who is involved in making the decisions on which projects are addressed?
- Who does the district consult with in determining the infrastructure and maintenance needs?