BOE Meeting Outcomes

Next Meeting: Monday, July 22, 4 pm - School Board Workshop, Bud Werner Memorial Library

June 17, 2019 Board of Education Meeting Outcomes

  • Gave direction to the district to move forward with a total bond package amount of $79.5 million. This includes a preliminary commitment to fund the following priority projects at the district’s existing schools in addition to the construction of a new Preschool–8 school at Steamboat II:
      • SSHS: 9,000 square foot addition (total capacity increase: +100-150)
      • SSMS: 4,000 square foot addition/renovation including science classroom and kitchen/dining space; turf and track (secondary practice field for high school sports)
      • SPE: Cafeteria addition; preschool
      • SCE: Additional classrooms to relocate students from 4 exterior modular trailer classrooms and house preschool
      • YVHS: Security vestibule; common space; bathroom improvements
      • NRCCS: Multi-purpose space and restroom addition
      • Other: Boys & Girls Club updates; renewable energy

June 5, 2019 Board of Education Meeting Outcomes

  • Unanimously voted to include preschool at the district's new K-8 school at Steamboat II.
  • Approved renovating space at Strawberry Park Elementary School and creating space at Soda Creek Elementary School to include one section of preschool at each school with the flexibility to add additional sections of preschool in the future.
  • Preschool project costs are currently being recalculated by district consultants to align with the board's vote and will be presented to the board as part of the full cost of the bond package at the Board of Education meeting on June 17, 2019. The district and its consultants are prioritizing affordability and cost effectiveness in creating a potential 2019 bond package.

June 3, 2019 Board of Education Meeting Outcomes

  • Unanimously voted for a new K-8 school. A new K–8 school would house students in kindergarten through grade 8 in one building. Grade configurations at the district’s current elementary schools and middle school would not change. This would increase the number of traditional schools serving students in kindergarten through 12th grade to five schools.
  • Special meeting scheduled for June 5.
  • The board’s goal is to have all decisions related to 2019 funding measures made by June 17.

May 20, 2019 Board of Education Meeting Outcomes and Updates

  • Unanimously voted to select Steamboat II as the future location of a new school facility.
  • Unanimously voted to narrow the type of new school facility to two options: New K-8 school and a K-4 replacement elementary school to replace Strawberry Park Elementary, which would become part of the 5-8 middle school campus.
  • Delayed decision on type of new school facility the district will build until June 3, 2019.
  • School locations for the district’s preschool program will be considered during the priority projects discussion at upcoming board meetings.
  • Special meeting scheduled for June 5 for discussion and/or possible action related to a potential bond, including: Finalizing priority projects at the various school sites, the overall size of the bond, and discussion related to potential mill levy overrides to address operational costs of a new school and staff compensation.
  • The board’s goal is to have all decisions related to 2019 funding measures made by June 17.