Monday, April 4, 2011

District Facilities Committee Works on Site Plan

The Earlham Community School District Facilities Committee has been working for the past several years on ways to improve the existing facilities to best serve the students of the district as well as prepare for the changing needs of the district.  During meetings of the Facilities Committee this school year, there has been a focus on improving existing facilities, specifically the track.  Originally, the Facilities Committee was attempting to propose a plan for an 8-lane all-weather track so that the district could again host track meets.

After reporting to the School Board in February, the Facilities Committee was charged with creating a site plan for the track/football field area with a vision for what the district will/may need 10 years from now.  The District has enlisted the assistance of SVPA Architects, Midwest Track and Bishop Engineering to provide expertise with various pieces of the overall plan.  The Committee has discussed the potential of implementing the site plan in phases by using funding from the penny sales tax or SAVE (Secure and Advanced Vision for Education) fund.  By using the SAVE fund, the District would not be asking district patrons for additional property taxes for this project.