Herald and Journal, Aug. 2, 1999
HLWW facilities task force becomes site task force
By Linda Schroeder
Linda Schroeder, Schroeder Communications and Program Management Services, has been hired by the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School District Long Range Facilities Task Force to provide research data and communications between the task force and residents.
The Long Range Facilities Task Force-now the Site Task Force-will continue the process of researching sites and sharing information with district residents.
The Site Task Force is moving forward to gather the information needed to provide a second facilities-related recommendation to the HLWW School Board.
The school board authorized forming a facilities task force in November 1997 to study the use of present school district facilities and the building of a new school.
The 15-member group, made up of business and civic leaders, school board members, parents, teachers and administrators from throughout the district, began meeting in February 1998.
The 11-month process of studying facility needs and submitting a recommendation to the board focused on many different activities.
Some of the major tasks the group accomplished:
The overriding goal of the task force, according to its report to the school board, was to "deliver to the board and to the people served by our district a plan that would facilitate the continuing education excellence expected by our students, parents and the communities at large."
The task force report submitted to the board in January 1999 recommended building a 450-student high school to serve students in grades 9-12. It also outlined recommendations for how our current school facilities would be used to complement a new high school.
The school board unanimously accepted the task force's recommendation, and, at the same meeting, requested that the task force continue to work on site analysis and selection of a location for the proposed new building.
An update flyer will be sent to all district residents
the first week in August, which will focus on the process to date, as well
as what the next steps in the process will be.
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