From the Superintendent's desk...
From the Superintendent’s Desk
Last month I reported information to you related to the solar energy project.It has been exciting to watch the progress as the crews have been at work installing the support grids and the panels on the roofs.I have been up on the roof a few times to take pictures and view the progress – but I don’t stay up there very long when it is so bitterly cold outside!At the time of this writing, two of the five units have been installed.Weather permitting; all five should be completed shortly after the first of the year.We hope to have the systems ready, energized, and on line by February.
On a related note…our district has had a facilities committee at work over the past few months.The task of the committee has been to study the facility related needs of our district, develop a plan, and report that plan to the Board of Education.Two meetings have been held with the facilities committee and the Board all together.
The result of those meetings and considerable discussion at the Board of Education level is to slow down and engage more people in the process.Although we don’t know exactly how that will look, I am anticipating a series of public meetings to share what we have found in our studies and to gather opinions related to a course of direction moving forward.
We know already that we have some very real facility needs.There are heating and cooling issues to address as well as roofing issues that must be met sooner rather than later.There are certainly other factors to consider as we develop a plan that will best meet the needs of our students. I am anxious to get started with the meetings and for the opportunity to share ideas with our community.
I anticipate that the Board of Education will formalize a plan for working through this process at their January meeting.
From our family to yours…have a wonderful Christmas celebration, and may 2014 be your best year yet!