According the ICSSD SFIP plan, "All students will have access to facilities that are safe, support high quality instruction, challenge students with a rigorous curriculum, and ensure equal educational opportunity. To realize this vision, the proposed SFIP follows these guiding principals: 1. Ensure that expenditures of revenue for facilities are balanced in a way that allows the district to a)make significant progress toward reducing the backlog of deferred maintenance and repairs, b)upgrade existing buildings to increase educational equity across the district, c) keep pace with enrollment growth, and d) complete high priority projects. 2. Approve major projects within a comprehensive framework that considers long-term district needs along with the trade-offs involved, and plan intermediate steps well in advance of major changes in facilities (e.g., opening or closing schools) to ensure smooth transitions. 3. Explore all available options other than capital projects for addressing changing enrollment patterns, including decreasing as well as increasing enrollments. 4. Involve community in the decision-making process, identify community values that should drive facilities, and build community buy-in for major projects. 5. Ensure that facility planning decisions are policy based and data driven." We do not believe that the decision to close Roosevelt is "policy based and data driven", nor that "community values" have been ascertained, nor that "all available options other than capital projects for addressing changing enrollment patterns" have been explored. For this reason, we, the undersigned, oppose the closing of Roosevelt Elementary.
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Dan Katalinich, United States6 years ago
Ruth Westfall, United States6 years ago Comments: Old schools are wonderful and are worth preserving. The economics favor upgrading rather than building a new facility.
Brittany Delaney, United States6 years ago
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