Dexter Schools Hold Community Forum Regarding Ten-Year Facility Planning

The Dexter Community Schools are holding a second community forum regarding long-term facility planning in order to gain input and feedback from community members regarding priorities, goals, and funding options. The forum will also be an opportunity for community members to learn more about the planning and budgeting processes. All interested community members are invited to participate Monday, February 6, 2017, 6:30pm at Creekside Intermediate School Cafeteria, 2615 Baker Road, Dexter, MI 48130.

Historically, DCS has planned facility maintenance, updates, facility needs, and usage approximately every ten years. The last ten-year facility plan resulted in the 2008 Bond, which provided necessary facility updates, buses, technology and other improvements to maintain our facilities (energy conservation, security improvements, playgrounds, playfields, outdoor athletic facilities, furniture, music instruments, lunch tables, etc.). The district is now working on the next ten-year window, with the following considerations in mind:

  • The instructional program provided for our students
  • Life cycle of current mechanical equipment systems and facility components (i.e., boilers, HVAC, plumbing, roofs, etc.)
  • Student enrollment projections and needed space
  • Community expectations for our schools
  • Options that provide the most flexibility at the lowest cost to our district and taxpayers
  • Options for funding sources

Superintendent Chris Timmis noted: “DCS is a community school district…we value the input from our community and look forward to continuing the conversation on how DCS can best serve kids and the entire Dexter Community.”

 


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