On behalf of our community Long Range Planning Committee, school board, staff, and students, I would like to express appreciation for the support shown for our district through the February 16th referendum results. We are grateful for the opportunity to impact the educational environment for this and future generations and recognize the responsibility we’ve been given. We are committed to continuing an inclusive and open process that involves multiple stakeholder groups as we finalize designs and begin construction.
The feedback we have received to date has been important in shaping our plans and will continue to be important as we move forward. The next steps include securing financing and working with Bray Architects to finalize plans and prepare to bring this project to bid. We remain committed to prioritizing local contractors and partners during this process.
Since the reporting of election results, we have had several people ask about our timelines. Prior to the vote, we shared that, if approved, the project would move forward as follows:
Phase 1 – Eastern Classroom Addition (late summer 2016 – Spring 2017)
Phase 2 – Removal of existing OES West wing (Spring 2017)
Phase 3 – Western Classroom Addition (replacing current old wing) (Spring 2017 – Fall 2017)
Phase 4 – Parking / Drop-off & pick-up / Playground & site development (Fall 2017)
These tentative plans will now be refined and brought to bid. Throughout this process we will work to keep community stakeholders informed.
We look forward to continuing to be available to answer your questions and address your concerns. Most importantly, thank you for supporting this project.