Families, staff and community members may apply for consideration to serve on the Facilities Planning Task Force. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10.
The purpose of this task force is to:
- Review long-term recommendations from the previous Facilities Planning Task Force, formed in 2017.
- 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 (Carl Cozier, Columbia, and Roosevelt); building a new 15th elementary school; moving/upgrading space/facility for Community Transitions; additional funding needed to ensure completion of the remaining projects from past bonds; continuing safety upgrades; energy and sustainability upgrades; and facility improvement projects (roofs, etc.) at existing schools.
- Recommend to the superintendent specific projects for a bond issue to put before voters as early as February 2022.
Learn more about this task force, open positions and the timeline for completing this work.
To apply for consideration to serve on this committee, complete and submit an online form by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10 or download to print this form and submit to Capital Projects at 1306 Dupont St., Bellingham, WA 98225. Questions? Please contact (360) 676-6531.