Before last November's building referendum, it was the Board of Education that was mobilizing the community -- through its Tier Two committee and through other outreach and events -- to reach a public consensus on how Unit 4 might overcome its facility shortcomings. In this post-referendum era, the facilities workload has now shifted to the District's administration and staff. That's an important distinction to understand.
As the newly elected Board members learned at our May 1 Retreat, an effective Board stays up in the metaphorical balcony, getting an overview of the entire dance floor but not participating in the dancing. We employ exactly one person -- our superintendent -- who delegates authority according to district policy to make the whole dance run effectively and affordably. Now we can return to our balcony seats as the Unit 4 construction projects are set in motion according to the following multi-year master timeline. Future referendum-related news will be posted in Building for the Future, linked to Unit 4's homepage.
For the most current information, I encourage you to watch the 10-minute update given by Mr. Tom Lockman and Dr. Laura Taylor at Monday's Board meeting (from approximately 36:32 until 47:15). As Mr. Lockman said, "The community has put a lot of faith in the District... and we want to make sure we're delivering on that."
We wish teachers and students a productive and successful end to this school year, as we celebrate many accomplishments and achievements!
Next meeting of the School Board: Monday, May 22, 2017
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For the latest information on referendum facilities projects, check out