School Board Votes to Move Forward with Facilities

At the June 6th Board meeting, the Board of Education voted to move forward with the district's facilities planning process.
The Board voted to move forward with the three highest project priorities, as indicated by the community wide survey: (View full survey results here)
1. To increase academic capacity at Franklin High School by expanding general classrooms and science areas, creating a secure main entry, and addressing parking.
2. Expanding and renovating art and music classroom areas and adding an auditorium for both school and community use at FHS.
3. Addressing immediate space needs at Forest Park Middle School, which includes renovating the existing gym into new classroom space and Special Education areas, expanding the cafeteria, replacing the gym, improving the traffic flow, parking and site safety. (This approach would not move the sixth grade out of the elementary buildings at this time, but is  the first step toward accomplishing that move at a later phase.)
Work will now begin to finalize the details and costs of these three projects, put a communications plan into action, and prepare the three questions that will appear on the November general election ballot.
Keep updated this summer by checking our Facilities Planning Page on the website.