Committee members started the evening in one of three breakout rooms. Presentations were designed to address questions previously shared by the committee. Activities kicked off around 6 pm. Discussions and presentations focused on:
Growth and capacity, namely the location and future need of new elementary schools, redesigning Benold and how and where the district considers land for future growth.
The CTE center and collaborative programs including Richarte HS, Bridges (18-22 for special needs) and Eagle Wings early learning center. A comprehensive facility allows for program expansion to serve a greater number of students in a collaborative environment that also encourages community engagement through increased “internship” opportunities and practical experiences.
Richarte HS students would have greater access to CTE programming; program capacity would increase to approximately 350. (Current enrollment is just under 100.)
Bridges students would have greater access to collaborate with programs like culinary arts as well as have a public space for a boutique and coffee bar
Students in the child development program at high school could partner with the early learning center (ELC) for practical experience; capacity for the ELC would increase to approximately 139.
Advanced CTE programs would be housed at this location allowing for increased capacity in programs.
Miscellaneous projects including technology, renovations to the performing arts center and the swim facility. Research continues on the swim facility and a more in-depth discussion is planned around this for Meeting #5.
The award-winning culinary arts program at East View HS provided dinner.
The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 13 at Georgetown High School.