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Independent School District 15

June 2018  |  Update #6                

Building Our Future Together


This is an exciting time for St. Francis Area Schools, having passed the largest bond in the history of the district. Many thanks to the community for supporting the bond.


In January the process began with establishing a Bond Oversight Committee (BOC) that meets regularly to monitor and review the scope of the projects and review design and construction progress. Design Groups then were formed to provide input on design concepts. These concepts were brought to BOC for review and approval. User Groups were followed and established to discuss day-to-day functions in specific areas in each building. User Groups provide information in more detail to the architecture team from staff that have daily use of the space being designed. Building principals solicited interest from staff and chose participants of both Design Groups and User Groups. User Group meetings will continue to meet as needed until the end of the school year. Architects provide updated drawings to the User Groups based on feedback. On May 29 a representative member from each core planning group along with the architect will present concept diagrams to the St. Francis Area Schools School Board.


You will see the bleachers in the stadium at St. Francis High School removed at the end of May, weather permitting. Over the course of the summer, the bleachers will be replaced to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, with completion expected early next fall. You will also see track resurfacing at the high school, which is not part of the bond but Long Term Maintenance Facility Revenue (LTMFR). Also part of LTMFR this summer is the renovation of St. Francis Middle School tennis courts. The rest of the work continues to happen behind the scenes. We will continue to update you on the progress as we build our future together.


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Building Our Future Together - Update #6 was originally published in the June 2018 issue of The Courier.


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