SL district progresses in bond planning

Krystle Wagner • Jul 21, 2015 at 12:21 PM

The school board on Monday agreed to hire a construction management firm should it choose to move forward with a bond campaign for a fall vote.

In its February meeting, the board hired an architectural firm to consult with, as they plan the district’s future with community input.

“We haven’t committed to anything at this point,” Superintendent Dennis Furton said.

This past fall, Spring Lake Public Schools conducted a facilities analysis for the entire district. The study identified items that need to be addressed — including heating systems, roofing, transportation, security and space, because the district is at its capacity.

School officials have asked for community input to determine which items they would like to see addressed and other items they would like to consider.

District officials have reviewed comments from a community vision planning session on March 7 and a student visioning session March 8 in which community members and students, respectively, voiced their ideas about shaping the future of Spring Lake schools.

During the two-hour community session, about 200 people worked out a list of items they want to see, including project-based learning space and more technology. Community members will have a chance to prioritize that list at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

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