The Methow Valley School District is actively seeking broad stakeholder participation on the newly established Facilities Task Force.
With the belief that our facilities are owned by our community, coupled with the feedback received from our students, staff, families, community, and board members expressing an interest in the district initiating a “proactive” approach to addressing the current condition of our facilities, our aging bus and motor pool fleet, and current technologies that promote college and career ready graduates, the district has selected two members of our community, Sarah and Erik Brooks, to serve as co-chairs of the newly established, Methow Valley School District Facilities Task Force.
As co-chairs, Sarah and Erik will be guiding the work of the task force throughout the spring with the first of six scheduled meetings set to launch on Thursday, April 17 from 6:00 – 8:30 pm in the Methow Valley Elementary library. Under the skillful guidance and facilitation provided by Sarah and Erik, participating members of the Facilities Task Force will advise the superintendent by gathering and reviewing data associated with our facilities, buses and motor pool fleet, technologies, and their impact upon educational programming. They will use this information to make a recommendation to the superintendent.
More specifically, members selected to serve on the Methow Valley School District Facilities Task Force with engage in a process that includes:
- Learning about the physical condition of our facilities, our transportation fleet, our educational programming needs associated with technology, how they are funded, and the process associated with voter approved levy measures.
- Recommending a Facilities Improvement Plan to the superintendent that may include: Maintenance of our existing school facilities, replacement of aging and inefficient buses and motor pool vehicles, and the expansion of current technologies that support the development of college and career-ready graduates.
- Recommending a funding mechanism (Bond or Levy) to the superintendent to be put before the voters as early as the fall of 2014.
We wish to extend an open invitation to our students, staff, parents, and community members to participate on the Task Force. However, positions are limited… Individuals interested participating should communicate their interest by contacting the district office at (509) 996-9205 or e-mailing superintendent, Tom Venable at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, April 11th.