Was renovation of the three existing neighborhood schools considered?
- Well, sort of. The decision to go to a single, large, consolidated school dates back to 2017 when Julie Kukenberger was superintendent. The consolidated school was her preference and the consultant’s analysis of options was tailored to arrive at her preferred solution. Community input on the value of the neighborhood schools was never solicited or seriously considered.
- The School Board officially endorsed the consolidated school solution in January, 2020 by a vote of 5-2.
- A new Building Committee was formed in January, 2022 following a two-year hiatus in planning during the Covid pandemic. Despite numerous meetings between then and now, none of those meetings sought public input on the potential closure of the neighborhood schools.