Students, families, staff and community members are encouraged to apply by noon on March 27 for consideration to serve on the Facilities Planning Task Force.
The purpose of this task force is to:
- Review long-term recommendations from the previous Facilities Planning Task Force, formed in 2012.
- Learn about schools and facilities related to current and future educational program needs; the physical condition of existing schools/facilities; how facilities are funded; and the process associated with voter-approved bond ballot measures.
- Recommend updates to the long-range Facilities Master Plan to the superintendent that may include: Possible renovation of existing elementary schools (Alderwood, Carl Cozier, Columbia, Parkview, Sunnyland and Roosevelt); building a new elementary school on the district’s King Mountain property; repurposing the Alderwood Early Learning Center; upgrading some elementary playgrounds; exploring community facility partnerships; completing phase 2 of the high school fields and any additional funding needed to cover the remaining 2012 bond projects, including Sehome High School and the Gordon Carter Environmental Learning Center; continuing safety upgrades and facility improvement projects (roofs, etc.) at existing schools; and/or purchasing/selling property.
- Recommend to the superintendent specific projects for a bond issue to put before voters as early as February 2018.
Members will need to be available for weekly meetings from 3-5 p.m. on April 20, 27 and May 4, 11, 18 and 25 until needed to form the recommendation. Additional meeting times or facility tours may need to be scheduled.
To learn more about this task force, open positions and the timeline for completing this work, please click here.
To apply for consideration to serve on this task force, please click here to complete and submit an online form by noon on March 27 or download to print this form and submit it to the Department of Teaching and Learning, 1306 Dupont St., Bellingham, WA 98225.
Questions? Please contact Sheri O’Day, 360-676-6512.