• Board of Education authorizes November ballot question

    August 20, 2018 - District 200 is seeking voter approval to construct a new Jefferson Early Childhood Center without levying a separate, special property tax to finance the costs.

    Approval of the ballot question on November 6 would authorize the District to construct the new building, but does not provide authorization for the school district to sell bonds to pay for construction costs. The project would be completed through a lease agreement, payable from operating funds, not through an increase to the bond and interest levy.

    The Board of Education has developed a plan for construction of a new early learning center on the existing site. Jefferson was built in 1958 as an elementary school and was not originally designed to house a program that serves 3-5 year olds, ⅔ of whom have disabilities or special needs.

    The existing building is outdated and does not support the learning and needs of the students served in the program. The building is not up to current space, accessibility, security and environmental safety standards, making it difficult for the staff to work effectively with each child on an individual need or in a group setting. 

    The Board considered nine alternative solutions to constructing a new facility on the existing site, some of which include:

    • renovating and adding an addition to the existing building;
    • constructing an addition to Monroe Middle School;
    • Studying the feasibility of an addition to an existing elementary or middle school including splitting the program into a north and south campus at an existing elementary;
    • closing an existing elementary school and moving the program;
    • leasing another existing space in the community and more.

    Ultimately, the Board of Education determined that the most cost-effective and best option is to construct a new building on the existing Jefferson site.

    The District listened to community feedback. Following the April 2017 referendum, survey feedback suggested that the financial impact of the overall referendum question was the primary concern to the community. Feedback also indicated support for a new early learning center IF the District reduced the scope and cost of the building. We’ve done just that. In 2017, the proposed building design was 45,300 square feet. The current building design has been reduced to 42,044 square feet and bids for construction of the new building came in at $15,024,846.

    Since April 2017, we have taken the time to listen and study options that solve our early learning facility needs. The identified option will be paid for out of the District’s operating budget rather than through a separate, special property tax.

    This August 15 statement from the Board of Education outlines the rationale for the November 6 ballot question.

    We will continue to share information about this important project as we lead up to the November 6 election. However, we also encourage community members to ask questions and seek clarification on any information in the community. Questions can be directed to communications@cusd200.org or 630-682-2469. Stay connected with us on our Facebook, Twitter and the District 200 Newsroom. For more information about the history of the Jefferson Early Childhood Center project, visit www.cusd200.org/facilities.

    On November 6, voters will see the following question on their election ballot:

    Shall the Board of Education of Wheaton Warrenville Community Unit School District Number 200, DuPage County, Illinois, build and equip a new early childhood center without levying a separate, special property tax to finance the costs thereof?

  • Facilities Update - August 16, 2018

    Board of Education tables action on new Jefferson Early Childhood Center and schedules an August 20 Special Meeting to consider a November referendum

    On August 15, the Board of Education was expected to take action on two items related to the new Jefferson Early Childhood Center project. Following a closed session discussion, Board President Jim Vroman read the following statement:

    “Following the April 2017 Referendum, the Board of Education sought community feedback in order to move forward with critical facility projects.

    Given the outcome of the April 2017 ballot question, and subsequent feedback, the Board of Education understood that the financial impact of the overall referendum question was the primary concern to the community. In our survey, we asked the community to rate each project in the referendum. For Jefferson, 68% of survey respondents either supported the project as it was or with modifications to reduce costs. Based on this feedback, we revised the scope of the building to reduce square footage, therefore reducing costs.  

    In April 2017, the community did not approve raising taxes to address facility projects across the District. That does not mean those facility needs go away - they still need to be addressed. A ballot question does not ask the community whether the Board of Education should or should not complete critical facility projects. Rather, a ballot question asks the community if they wish to issue bonds to raise taxes, for the purpose of providing additional revenue in order to complete proposed facility projects.

    We, the Board of Education, explored the route of a lease agreement to address a significant facility need at Jefferson, while avoiding adding additional tax dollars to the levy.

    Through various budget reductions and deferred investment in other areas in the 2018-19 Budget, the Board completed construction projects at 14 schools this summer, including eight secure entry projects, paving projects, flooring projects and a lease payment allocation toward the new Jefferson. All of those projects were included in the April 2017 referendum. Again, even though the community did not approve the April 2017 ballot question, we have determined that those needs do not go away and we MUST address them. Secure entries at eight of our schools were included in the April 2017 referendum.  Should we not have completed those projects this summer because the community did not approve the referendum? We think not.

    Late last week, we received a copy of a lawsuit filed against the District by one of our community members. The lawsuit alleges that the District 200 did not comply with the Illinois School Code through the steps it has taken in approving the lease agreement that provided for the new building. According to Illinois School Code, we have the ability to enter into such a lease agreement and the language in the lease agreement was very explicit that it could only be paid out of operating funds, not through levying a separate special property tax to finance the costs.

    The District adamantly disagrees with the claims outlined in the lawsuit. Supported by our legal counsel, we believe the District has been fully compliant with school code in all of our decisions. The claims that the District has not been transparent in decisions are simply not true - we have sent more than 20 communications to the broader community outlining our process to determine a facility solution for Jefferson.

    With that said, the time and cost of resources to litigate this claim would be very costly to our community and taxpayers. We are NOT willing to take any more valuable resources from the three, four and five year olds in our District that need us and deserve a facility improvement that meets their educational needs.

    To that end, I recommend that we do not take action on the two agenda items related to our Early Learning Center. Instead, the Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting on Monday, August 20 at 7:00 p.m. to consider a resolution authorizing a question on the November 6, 2018 ballot to build and equip the new building without levying a separate special property tax to finance the costs. This decision is especially painful given that the bids we were to award tonight were approximately $500,000 under budget and a delay of any sort will almost certainly increase the cost of the project. While we believe that we have been fully compliant with Illinois School Code in developing a plan to construct a new building through a lease agreement, it is not the desire of this Board of Education to spend the communities’ tax dollars fighting a lawsuit when the option of a November referendum question exists.”

  • Facilities Update - April 11, 2018 

    Board reviews updated designs, budget for new early childhood center

    At their meeting, following a review of the Design Development Report (available below) of the new Jefferson Early Childhood Center, the Board approved moving forward with the next phase of the project, development of Construction Documents. The Design Development Report highlights engineering systems, finishes, color palette, site development, designs of various spaces and updated cost estimates. Pictures of the current design are displayed below. The project timeline assumes breaking ground on the new building in August 2018 and opening for students for the 2019-20 School Year.

    At the March Meeting, the Board approved the structure for the lease agreement between Zions Bank (lessor) and the District for a new Jefferson Early Childhood Center on the existing site. The District will act as agent of the Lessor to construct the building. For more information about how the new school will be financed, please see the update from March 2018 below. 

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    March 2018 Facilities Update

    Board approves summer work
    At their meeting, the Board approved a little more than $2.1 million in summer facilities projects including secure entries at eight schools (Bower, Edison, Johnson, Lowell, Pleasant Hill, Sandburg, Washington & Whittier), flooring projects at three schools (Bower, Pleasant Hill and Washington), and masonry work at two schools (Emerson and Wheaton Warrenville South).

    In January, the Board approved a little over $538,000 in mechanical projects and is expected to take action on at least $1 million more in paving projects. The summer projects reflect the priorities the Board set following the April 2017 referendum and continue to demonstrate the commitment to addressing critical projects throughout the District.

    While the District is taking some meaningful steps to address facility needs, there are still a significant number of capital projects that remain. The Board is expected to pay for Summer 2018 projects through a combination of fund balance (savings) and the 2018-19 Budget.

    Board approves lease agreement for new early childhood center 
    On Wednesday night, the Board approved the structure for the lease agreement between Zions Bank (lessor) and the District for a new Jefferson Early Childhood Center on the existing site. The District will act as agent of the Lessor to construct the building.

    Lease certificates will be sold later in 2018 via a competitive sale to provide the remaining proceeds for construction. The District will utilize a portion of proceeds from a previous capital development grant and annually budget an allocation from operating funds to make the lease certificate payments. Upon completion of the lease certificate payments, the District would have the option to acquire the title to the building through a final payment of $1. The length of the lease certificate payback has not been finalized, but would not exceed 20 years. The District will own the land on which the Building is constructed through the term of the lease, and will have full and absolute right to use, control, manage, maintain and operate the building. 

    The Board heard a presentation regarding the lease agreement process at their January meeting and has had multiple discussions at the committee level as well as Board level for several months.

    Renderings of the current design of the new Jefferson Early Childhood Center are available on the District website. The project timeline assumes breaking ground on the new building in August 2018 and opening for students for the 2019-20 School Year.

     

  • February 2018 Facilities Update

    Board hears projected summer work
    During Superintendent Dr. Schuler’s report to the Board, he shared projected summer facilities projects that include secure entries at eight schools and capital development projects like paving, flooring and roofing at twelve schools. Budgeted at approximately $4.2 million, projects will go out to bid in the next few weeks and will come before the Board’s approval later this spring.

    The summer projects reflect the priorities the Board set following the April 2017 referendum and continues to demonstrate the commitment to addressing critical projects throughout the District.

    While the District is taking some meaningful steps to address facility needs, there are still a significant number of capital projects that remain. The Board is expected to pay for Summer 2018 projects through a combination of fund balance (savings) and the 2018-19 Budget.

    Board discusses lease agreement for new early childhood center 
    At their January meeting, following a review of the schematic design of the new Jefferson Early Childhood Center, the Board approved moving forward with the next phase of the project, design development. Design development incorporates the baseline schematic design and moves to an even greater detail on all aspects of the building including all engineering systems, finishes, site development and updated cost estimates. Pictures of the current design are available on the District website.  

    On Wednesday night, the Board continued their discussion on the structure for the lease agreement for the building. The Board is expected to enter into a lease agreement with Zions Bank for the new building on the existing site. The District will act as agent of the Lessor to construct the building. It is anticipated that lease certificates, in evidence of the lease agreement, will be sold later in 2018 via a competitive sale to provide the remaining proceeds for construction. The District will utilize a portion of proceeds from a previous capital development grant and annually budget an allocation from operating funds to make the lease certificate payments. Upon completion of the lease certificate payments, the District would have the option to acquire the title to the building through a final payment of $1. The length of the lease certificate payback has not been finalized, but would not exceed 20 years. The District will own the land on which the Building is constructed through the term of the lease, and will have full and absolute right to use, control, manage, maintain, and operate the building throughout the lease as if the District owned the building.

    The Board heard a presentation regarding the lease agreement process at their January meeting. The presentation is available for view here. The project timeline assumes breaking ground on the new building in August 2018 and opening for students for the 2019-20 School Year.

  • Facilities Planning - Where are we now?


    Board approves design development for new Jefferson, hears update on financing option - January 17, 2018

    At their November Meeting, the Board approved a project timeline of a new early learning center on the existing Jefferson site. Then in December, the Board received a planning update that included the building program summary, current site layout, concept plans and current budget status.

    At Wednesday’s meeting, the Board reviewed the schematic design that provides a real-life perspective of what the new building will look like and includes sample renderings of a potential classroom layout, building sections and external views of the building. Pictures of the schematic design are below.  

    After review of the schematic design, the Board approved moving forward with the next phase of the project, design development. Design development incorporates the baseline schematic design and moves to an even greater detail on all aspects of the building including all engineering systems, finishes, site development and updated cost estimates.

    The project timeline assumes breaking ground on the new building in August 2018 and opening for students for the 2019-20 School Year.

    The Board is expected to complete the new Jefferson project through a lease structure. This would involve both the use of some fund balance (savings) and lease certificates. Lease certificates provide a way for borrowing for new construction that allow for debt payments to come from the existing operational budget, not through increasing the community’s tax burden.

  • Board hears updated Early Learning Center Plans - December 13, 2017

    At the December Board Meeting, Legat Architects and Nicholas & Associates provided an update on the planning for a new Early Learning Center (ELC) that included the building program summary, current site layout, concept plans and current budget status. The full presentation with concept pictures can be found here

    At their November Meeting, the Board approved a project timeline of a new early learning center on the existing Jefferson site. The timeline assumes the Board will break ground on the new building in August 2018 and will open for students for the 2019-20 School Year. 

  • Board Approves Timeline for Early Learning Center - November 10, 2017
    At their meeting, the Board approved a project timeline of a new early learning center on the existing Jefferson site. The timeline assumes the Board will award construction contracts and break ground on the new building in August 2018 and also assumes the building will be open for students for the 2019-20 School Year.

    At their October Meeting, the Board determined to focus their efforts on constructing a new building on the existing Jefferson site only. After considering cost, green space disruption, traffic impact, overall square footage and site specific factors for the Graf Park location, ultimately the Board determined construction of a new facility on the existing Jefferson site was the preferred option.

    New Early Learning Center on Existing Jefferson Site - Concept & Financing
    The new early learning center concept is similar to the concept in the April 2017 Referendum Plan but has a slightly smaller footprint. The new building would be constructed immediately south of the existing building and would retain some of the open green space. This option would allow potential construction to take place during the 2018 -19 School Year; demolition of the existing school during summer 2019; and opening of the new building for the 2019-20 School Year. The revised concept design will be very similar in look to the 2017 referendum design and will be shared with the community in the coming months.  


    For this option, the Board is considering using some fund balance (savings) and lease certificates to finance this facility project. Lease certificates provide a way for borrowing for improvements that allow for debt payments to come from the existing operational budget, not through increasing the community’s tax burden. The Board can also still consider a private fund-raising campaign to potentially offset a portion of the building cost.


    Board continues discussion of early learning solution options - October 12, 2017
    At their October 11 meeting, the Board continued to review options to solve the District’s early learning facility needs. At their meeting, the Board reviewed revisions to two options - construct a new early learning center on the existing Jefferson site OR construct an addition at Monroe Middle School. These options represent two of nine possible scenarios the Board has reviewed following the April 4 Referendum Plan.

    Following considerable discussion, the Board came to consensus around one option - construct a new early learning center on the existing Jefferson site.

    New Early Learning Center on Existing Jefferson Site - Concept & Financing
    The new early learning center concept is similar to the concept in the April 2017 Referendum Plan but has a slightly smaller footprint. The new building would be constructed immediately south of the existing building and would retain some of the open green space. This option would allow potential construction to take place during the 2018 -19 School Year; demolition of the existing school during summer 2019; and opening of the new building for the 2019-20 School Year.  

    For this option, the Board is considering using some fund balance (savings) and lease certificates to finance this facility project. Lease certificates provide a way for borrowing for improvements that allow for debt payments to come from the existing operational budget, not through increasing the community’s tax burden. This option does not require a referendum with voter approval because the Board is not adding to the community’s tax burden. The Board can also still consider a private fund-raising campaign to potentially offset a portion of the building cost.

    Why didn’t the Board consider the lease or debt certificate financing options before now?
    Construction of a new early learning center was part of a larger, overall April 2017 Referendum Plan. The lease certificate financing model was not an option for a facilities plan of that size. Given the Board’s current financial position and the cost of the proposed early learning center, lease certificates are now a viable option for financing.

    Why did the Board eliminate the option to add on to Monroe Middle School?
    The Wheaton Park District is a strong community partner and expressed a willingness to assist the school district in creating a solution to our early learning facility needs. Our community encourages units of government to work together and the option to construct an early learning addition on a portion of the Graf Park property was an example of that. In weighing out the two options, including considerations of green space disruption, traffic impact, overall square footage and site specific factors, ultimately the Board determined construction of a new facility on the existing Jefferson site was the most economical and best meets the overall needs of the community.
     
    At their meeting, the Board reviewed the chart below to evaluate the addition at Monroe (Scenario B) or new early learning center on Jefferson site (Scenario F). The chart is also attached here.  
     
    ELC comparison

    We appreciate the Park District’s partnership and would also like to thank all community members who engaged with us to determine a solution to our early learning needs.

    What are the next steps?
    With the feedback from the Board of Education, the core planning team will begin reviewing the next phases of design work and associated financing. Regular updates will be provided to the Board of Education through committee and business meetings. 
    Early Learning Option - Addition at Monroe - Frequently Asked Questions - Posted September 21, 2017
    Following the September 13 Board Meeting and a subsequent meeting with neighbors of Monroe Middle School and Graf Park, there have been a number of questions raised regarding the option of an addition at Monroe to solve the District's early learning facility needs.  

    A collection of frequently asked questions related to the Monroe Addition Option can be found here
     
    Board Narrows Down Early Learning Solution and Financing Option - Posted September 20, 2017
    At their meeting, the Board reviewed an option to construct an addition at Monroe Middle School as a solution to our early learning facility needs. This option was one of nine possible scenarios the Board has reviewed following the April 4 Referendum Plan. The Board’s Facilities and Finance Committees ultimately recommended this intergovernmental plan as it allows the District to retain the current Jefferson as an asset, would not require a tax increase and will be paid for out of current and future operational dollars.

    How will this option work? Doesn’t the park district own the property next to Monroe?
    Through an intergovernmental land swap agreement with the Wheaton Park District, the school district would swap the vacant land (ball fields) immediately south of the current Jefferson property with a portion of the park district’s Graf Park that is immediately east of Monroe Middle School. The early learning center addition would be constructed on the current Graf Park property and would be connected to Monroe Middle School.

    How will the Board pay for the early learning center addition? 
    The Board is reviewing an option to pay for the addition through fund balance (savings) and debt certificates. Debt certificates provide a way to borrow for improvements that allow for debt payments to come from the existing operational budget, not through a tax increase.This option allows the Board to access funds to complete the project without increasing taxes. The Board will also consider a private fund-raising campaign to potentially offset a portion of the building cost.

    What does the new design look like? 
    A preliminary concept of the new building can be found here. The Board’s Facilities Committee will continue working with our architects and construction manager to refine the design and cost estimate of the project. As part of the presentation, the Board received a projected timeline for this option that projects groundbreaking Summer 2018 and opening to students for the 2019-20 School Year.

    Currently, the District provides early learning and special education services to students ages 3-4 at Jefferson, Madison, Whittier and Johnson. To learn more about our early learning program and the need for a facility solution, watch this video.

    Board begins discussion of Summer 2017 facility projects 
    Late last spring, the Board re-prioritized facility projects and determined, that for the time being, they would focus their facility planning efforts around capital projects, secure entries and a solution to our early learning facility needs. With a solution to our early learning needs in sight, the Board began discussion of how to address the remaining capital projects and secure entries.

    The Board is moving forward with a plan to address all secure entry projects in Summer 2018 and will also continue to address the highest priority capital items. Next summer’s projected work will address more than $8 million of the highest priority capital projects in addition to the early learning center solution and secure entry projects. While this is a positive first step in addressing our facility needs, the Board still recognizes the challenge ahead in addressing the balance of capital projects across the District. Work will continue through this school year to develop a long term plan to address the remaining capital improvement needs.  

    Board of Education Meeting agendas with detailed agenda item information can be found on our Electronic School Board, which is also accessible from our website.  
    Board reviews early learning solutions - Posted August 18, 2017 
     
    Board reviews, recommends options for early learning
    As previously reported, following discussions and review of the Post-Referendum Survey results, the Board's Facilities Committee has reviewed and re-prioritized facility projects and has decided that for right now, the Board focus their facility planning efforts around the most critical projects - capital projects, secure entries and a solution to our early learning needs, of which the updated estimated cost (going out 8+ years, including escalation and loss of referendum plan efficiencies) is approximately $93 million in work. That estimate includes $5 million in capital projects at Jefferson Early Childhood Center - meaning that if only capital projects at Jefferson were addressed (roof, windows, plumbing, etc.) it would cost $5.3 million, and that investment would not do anything to address the programmatic issues like accessibility and lack of space. The Board has determined that investing that amount of money in Jefferson, only to address physical building challenges, is not a wise investment of taxpayer dollars, given the amount of programmatic issues that would still remain. 
     
    At their meeting, the Board reviewed nine possible scenarios to address the District's early learning needs. After thorough review, discussion and consideration of the recommendation from the Board's facilities committee, the Board will continue to focus efforts on two scenarios:
     
    *Renovate and expand the existing Jefferson Early Childhood Center 
     
    *Construct an addition to Monroe Middle School through an intergovernmental property plan (land swap) with the Wheaton Park District  
     
    As designs and costs are refined, the Board's Finance Committee will begin reviewing options to pay for the proposed early learning solutions.
     
    Currently, the District provides early learning and special education services to students ages 3-4 at Jefferson, Madison, Whittier and Johnson. To learn more about our early learning program and the need for a facility solution, watch this video.
    Facilities Projects Cost Estimates Updated - Posted July 13, 2017
    As previously reported, following discussions and review of the Post-Referendum Survey results, the Board's Facilities Committee has reviewed and re-prioritized facility projects and has decided that for right now, the Board focus their facility planning efforts around the most critical projects, capital projects and secure entries. The current focus on capital projects and secure entries is significantly scaled back from the complete April 4 Facility Referendum Plan that included multiple other projects.

    The updated estimated cost of capital projects and secure entries (going out 8+ years, including escalation and loss of referendum plan efficiencies) is approximately $93 million in work. That estimate includes $5 million in capital projects at Jefferson Early Childhood Center. Given the amount of capital improvement projects at Jefferson, the Facilities Committee is also reviewing options for our early learning needs that do not include construction of a new building.

    Based on those recommendations, the Board's Finance committee, along with District and School Administration, will begin developing a plan to allocate $8 million toward capital projects and secure entries for the 2018-19 School Year. It is expected that a proposed cost reduction plan for the 2018-19 School Year will be developed by early fall. 

    Board Reprioritizes Facility Projects - Posted June 20, 2017
    Following discussions and review of the Post-Referendum Survey results, the Board's Facilities Committee has reviewed and re-prioritized facility projects and has grouped them into the following categories:
    • Group 1 - Capital Projects (paving, roofing, mechanical, plumbing, etc.) and Secure Entries 
    • Group 2 - Early Learning Center Options
    • Group 3 - Middle School Projects (including science and libraries), Elementary Projects (libraries), Tech Lab at Wheaton North and Library Improvements at Wheaton Warrenville South.
    The Facilities Committee has recommended that for right now, the Board focus their facility planning efforts around the most critical projects, Group 1 - Capital Projects and Secure Entries. The current estimated cost of Capital Projects and Secure Entries is approximately $88 million in work. That estimate includes $5 million in capital projects at Jefferson Early Childhood Center. Given the amount of capital improvement projects at Jefferson, the Facilities Committee is reviewing options for Group 2 - Early Learning Center Options that do not include construction of a new building.

    Facility projects in Group 3 will be tabled for the time being, until the Board can address Capital Projects, Secure Entries and a solution to our early learning center.

    Based on those recommendations and the 2018-19 Sherman-Dergis capital improvement allocation, the Board's Finance committee, along with District and School Administration, will begin developing a plan to allocate $8 million toward Group 1 (capital projects & secure entries) for the 2018-19 School Year. In January 2017, the Board adopted a policy to utilize the research-based Sherman-Dergis model to forecast capital renewal costs over the life of a building. The resolution made a commitment to provide a planned revenue allocation, that increases annually, for keeping up with future capital needs beginning next school year.

    In order to achieve next year's Sherman-Dergis allocation, a minimum $2.4 million toward capital projects, the Board is proposing budget reductions that include deferrals of a new student information system, drivers education simulators and not filling a vacant administrator position - increasing the spend on capital projects to $3 million, which is above and beyond the $2.4 million commitment per the Sherman-Dergis policy. The Proposed 2017-18 Budget is expected to be posted at the July Board meeting for public review. It is expected that a proposed cost reduction plan for the 2018-19 School Year will be developed by early fall.

    Budget Planning & Potential Reductions  - Posted May 12, 2017 
    Per the Sherman-Dergis policy*, the Board of Education will allocate $2.4 million next year towards capital renewal projects (paving, roofing, flooring, mechanical, electrical, doors/hardware, windows, etc).

    With the large scale of capital renewal projects in our Facility Master Plan, the Board reviewed budget reduction options for next year in order to increase the capital renewal allocation, above and beyond the $2.4 million allocation per policy.

    After weighing the pros and cons of the planned purchase of a new student information system, the Board decided not to move forward with that purchase - avoiding more than $467,000 in expenditures over the next three years. Ongoing discussions surrounding the 2017-18 budget are expected to continue.

    *In January 2017, the Board adopted a policy to utilize the research-based Sherman-Dergis model to forecast capital renewal costs over the life of a building. The resolution made a commitment to provide a planned revenue stream for keeping up with future capital needs beginning in the 2017-18 School Year. Because the the referendum was not approved, the District will need to allocate $6.5 million annually, beginning in the 2018-19 school year for capital renewal projects.

    Summer 2017 Capital Projects
    Critical capital renewal projects totaling $2,757,459, including roof replacement at Edison and Wiesbrook and partial carpet replacement at Jefferson Early Childhood Center will take place this summer and will be funded through the Capital Renewal and Capital Projects funds.

    The decision to approve a partial carpet replacement at Jefferson Early Childhood Center did not come easily. Board Members expressed a commitment to developing a comprehensive solution to the facility needs at Jefferson. In the meantime, the Board will continue to take steps to protect the environment for our youngest learners.

    The Board will continue discussions surrounding facility planning at upcoming Board Meetings.

    Board of Education Meeting agendas with detailed agenda item information can be found on our Electronic School Board