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Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk looking for public input on capital project

Jun 21, 2022 12:45 am
Melanie Lekocevic is reporting for Capital Region Independent Media the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk school district is asking for community input on a potential capital construction project that could bring widespread changes to school facilities. A survey was posted on the district website last week asking community members to respond to questions about what changes they would like to see in district facilities. Survey responses will be used to inform a future construction project that could go to a referendum this fall. The district has brought together a Facilities Planning Committee of teachers, support staff, parents and guardians, board of education members, high school students and building and district leaders to come up with a proposed construction project. The committee held its first meeting June 9 and will hold subsequent meetings on June 30, July 28, August 11, and September 1 and 22, according to the district. The most recent capital project, which began during the 2015-16 academic year, has just been finished. Another smaller project, with a $2.3 million price tag, was approved by voters in the May budget vote. The committee will gather community input, look at past projects, and then come up with a five-year plan for facilities improvements, Superintendent Brian Bailey said. “We worked on the survey that went out to the entire community — questions about what our community priorities are, related to programs and outcomes for students, both in maintaining our existing facilities and doing repairs, and what do we dream about in the future,” Bailey said. The cost of the capital project is not yet known. The survey will close June 28 at 6 p.m. Read the full story at TheUpStater [dot] com.