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With the district concurrently working to improve its quality of education and upgrade its facilities, decisions made in the near future will likely define the next generation of the school district. Don Blake, the district’s newly hired Director of Facilities, describes it as “a moment in history that’s not going to come around again.”
“This is pretty much the shot to rebuild the district,” Blake said. “The way I look at it is this is the most exciting thing I’ve seen in years. It’s an incredible opportunity; it’s not just building buildings, it’s affecting a huge change, and I’m interested in that because it can be done.”
Although recent months have been consumed by the reconfiguration debate–a debate centered around how to improve the quality of the TK-12 experience–the upcoming months will be hectic from a facilities standpoint. With four different projects on or around the high school slated to begin in the month of March, the high school’s lengthy hiatus from construction will come to an abrupt end. From a facilities standpoint, it may be the first sign of momentum in almost two years, a reality that is not lost on Principal Mark Mead.
“Let’s face it, construction-wise, there hasn’t been anything to celebrate in a long time,” Mead said.
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