Windham LINK attended the Citizens Facilities Committee Meeting on Monday, March 30, 2015. The majority of attendees were community members, many of whom expressed concern about Option 2 not meeting the educational needs of our children.
Option 2 calls for an addition to Golden Brook School, moving Preschool, 3rd Grade and 4th Grade to Golden Brook, and includes renovations to Center School and Middle School. There is not a concrete “price tag” associated with this option yet, as all of the work has been done by volunteers and funds have been unavailable to hire qualified Architects and Engineers to review Option 2.
Facilities Committee members stated that their job is to solve capacity issues. What remains unclear is whether or not this solution will meet the educational needs of our children. According to the Committee, it will be the responsibility of the School Board and the Administration to address these concerns. The Facilities Committee has been moving forward with Option 2 using the best of their knowledge to address our significant overcrowding issue.
The following questions were raised by parents and community members who were at the Meeting:
The next Facilities Meeting will be on Monday, April 6, 2015 at 5:00 PM at the SAU.
Please attend the School Board meeting on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 7:00 PM. (Current location is the Community Development Department but previous meetings have been held at the Town Hall. Please follow Windham LINK on FB or @WindhamLINK on Twitter for location updates)
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