Facilities Committee Report

In an effort to align school facilities and programs with current budget conditions and community wishes, a group of 24 volunteers representing parents, teachers, classified staff, and a variety of district departments met over a course of two months and developed a set of preliminary recommendations for review at a series of community forums that were held in December 2009 and January 2010. Below are the preliminary recommendations for the Grant area community:

SFAC Committee Revised Recommendations—January 13, 2010



After reviewing the comments collected at the community forums, the SFAC committee revised the recommendations. The following recommendations have been provided to the Superintendent:
1. Suspend North Avenue Closure
              A. Pilot new program to grow enrollment
              B. Revisit progress of school/program during the 2010-2011 school year
2. Move Strauch Elementary 6th grade program to Rio Tierra Junior High School
             A. Three-year pilot program
             B. Review and monitor on a yearly basis

3. Continue to study relocation of Smythe 7-8 for 2011-2012 school year
            A. Need appropriate space for grade levels, increased enrollment   opportunity 

            B. Need elementary site for River District growth


Going Forward/Next Steps

The Board of Trustees will consider the revised recommendations along with any additional recommendations or considerations from the Superintendent during a special meeting on January 28, 2010. We would like to thank the volunteers on our Facilities Advisory Committee for their work over the past several months and all of the community members who provided us with valuable feedback during this engagement process. We welcome additional community input at the January 28, 2010 board meeting or by sending an email to sfac@twinriversusd.org.

In an effort to align school facilities and programs with current budget conditions and community wishes, a group of 24 volunteers representing parents, teachers, classified staff, and a variety of district departments met over a course of two months and developed a set of preliminary recommendations for review at a series of community forums that were held in December 2009 and January 2010. Below are the preliminary recommendations for the Grant area community: