Planning for future needs

Facilities Advisory Committee reconvenes to develop comprehensive facilities plan and consider potential renovation of Clover Park High School

 

Clover Park School District maintains more than 2.1 million square feet of property for 23 schools and other district facilities. This spring, the Facility Advisory Committee (FAC) will reconvene to review building needs and develop a long-term comprehensive facilities plan for maintaining and renovating schools for school board review.

The school board has also asked the FAC to research the potential for recommending a project to renovate Clover Park High School for a possible 2020 capital projects levy.

Clover Park High School was rebuilt in 1983 and more than 1,200 students travel its halls each day. Over the course of 36 years, this adds significant wear and tear to an aging school. The building also does not have the infrastructure to support the internet and technology capabilities that are found in more modern facilities. As part of its research, the committee will study how much state matching funds could be used for the project, which would reduce the overall cost to local taxpayers.

Additionally, FAC membership will be expanded after it researches the potential for a project to renovate Clover Park High School to include community members from schools in need of work as determined by the committee’s January 2017 report. Those schools include Custer, Dower, Idlewild, Lake Louise, Lochburn, Oakbrook, Tillicum and Tyee Park. This expansion of the committee will provide for greater involvement of stakeholders in the process.