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As noted earlier, District 428 cannot find a way to fully staff the new DeKalb High School with custodians. Decisions made in 2008, as detailed in the following Facilities Planning Facility meeting minutes below, helped lead to today’s failure.
The materials sub-committee starts at 3:30 p.m., full Facilities Planning Committee at 6:30 p.m. Plans for the high school are being wrapped up. Then they will discuss Phase II, including floating ideas about consolidating some of the elementary schools. High school core for 3000 and initial classroom space for 2500, and they still think Phase … Continue reading FPC Meeting 9/9
There were meetings about police station funding and the new schools last night. I am very interested in the new station but since I wrote a letter about the high school it seemed fitting to attend the latter meeting. The core size of the high school, at 3000, is treated as a done deal by … Continue reading FPC Meeting 8/20/08
The Facilities Planning Committee will meet again Wednesday, August 20, at 6:30 p.m. Question: How many guests from the general public does it take to prevent heckling of FPC members who want to talk about downsizing the core of the new high school in response to the latest enrollment projections? Answer: More than 3. The … Continue reading FPC, DAWC Dates
I’d like to report on the FPC meeting but can’t. I missed too much. You see, for much of the meeting there were too many simultaneous “mini meetings” going on in the back between school board members and administrators and, at times, something almost akin to heckling. Now, I admit to having a moderate hearing … Continue reading FPC Meeting: No Report
The next meeting of the Facilities Planning Committee will be Tuesday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the District 428 Admin building. Be there or…you know. Guessing they’ll be talking some more about the new high school projections and what they’re going to do about them.
Last night the Facilities Planning Committee were handed revised enrollment projections for the district. The growth outlook has changed so much since the referendum passed that it seemed logical to assume that they might consider shrinking the capacity of the high school a bit in order to ensure we don’t overbuild and to save a … Continue reading FPC Meeting 7/1/08
The school district’s Facilities Planning Committee will meet July 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the Admin Building boardroom. The FPC Advisory Committee will meet the same day, same place at 3 p.m. Says Ivan: You do know that the money they have from the sale of the bonds is in an account drawing interest already? … Continue reading Next FPC Meeting 7/1
The Facilities Planning Committee began planning “Phase II” of the school construction plan last night, but I could not concentrate. Part of it was brain-deadness because these meetings run too darn long, part of it was shock. Here’s why: No matter what we do to cut construction costs, we will still not come under the … Continue reading FPC Bombshell