Call for Applications by October 30, 2015 for Methow Valley Schools Facilities Advisory Committee

MVSD Tennis Court in DisrepairStudents, Staff, Parents and Community Members are encouraged to apply by 5:00 pm on Friday, October 30, 2015 for consideration to serve on the Facilities Advisory Committee.

The purpose of this group is to:

  • Develop clear criteria to be used in support of prioritizing and scheduling the many improvements to our aging facilities, technologies, and bus and fleet as identified in the “Facilities Improvement Plan/Fund-it-Now List” (developed and recommended by the Facilities Task Force and approved by voters in a special election in the spring of 2015).
  • Using the agreed upon criteria, coupled with feedback solicited from multiple stakeholders, the Facilities Advisory Committee, serving under the direction of the Director of Operations and Capital Projects, will recommend a schedule of facilities improvements, bus replacement schedule, and timeline for their successful completion to the superintendent.
  • The Facilities Advisory Committee will support the development of a communication plan that provides interested stakeholders with timely information about completion of each project.
  • Under the direction of the Director of Operations and Capital Projects, members of the Facilities Advisory Committee will monitor the successful completion of the projects over time.

The basis for its establishment:
In response to our aging facilities and bus fleet, the citizens residing within the Methow Valley School District attendance area recently (Spring, 2015) supported the successful passage of two levies – A Six-Year, 4.5 Million Dollar Capital Projects Levy and an 800 Thousand Dollar, Transportation Vehicle Fund Levy. The funding associated with each of these levies will be received by the school district in the spring and fall of each year, beginning in the spring of 2016.

Facility Advisory Committee members will be asked to attend scheduled meetings, beginning Thursday, November 19, 2015.

To learn more, please read the Facilities Advisory Committee Charter. To apply, please complete the Committee Application form using one of the links below.

Questions? Please contact Director of Operations and Capital Projects, Bud Hover.