Where We Are Headed
On Monday April 1, 2019, as promised, the Tri Board School Facilities Working Group presented viable options for the town to consider beyond the BOE adopted 10 Year Capital Maintenance Plan. This was the primary objective of the committee. The committee identified criteria by which to evaluate any additional options, and it was agreed that any new options must be fiscally reasonable, accommodate long-term enrollment trends, and consider the needs of the 21st Century learning environment, while acknowledging the town’s obligation for other town facility projects.
Over the past few months, a series of public forums were held. Substantial public feedback was solicited, and received, largely informing the options presented.
Below is the slideshow presented on April 1 which describes the expanded criteria used by the committee, the proposals submitted by the public, the options evaluated, and the next steps.
The Tri Board School Facilities Working Group will now solicit further community feedback before transitioning this work to the Board of Education.
10 YEAR CAPITAL MAINTENANCE PLAN
Following some modifications to the Board of Education’s adopted 10 Year Capital Maintenance Plan, on October 11, 2018, the Board of Selectmen approved the updated Board of Education’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) request for 2019-2020, as well as the 5 year projected CIP request 2019-2020 through 2023-2024. The plan will now be reviewed by the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Committee, which includes two representatives from the Boards of Education, Finance, and Selectmen. The CIP Committee is required to take action on the capital requests and make their final recommendation back to the Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance by February 1, 2019.
Following Board of Education adoption of the 10 Year Capital Maintenance Plan on June 19, 2018, the plan will be forwarded to the Board of Selectmen, and if approved, ultimately to the Capital Improvement Program Committee for consideration. As with all public agencies, this process will be discussed in an open forum and posted publicly on the agendas of the Board of Selectmen and Capital Improvement Program Committee.
The Board of Education has been committed to full transparency, while welcoming input from all stakeholders, throughout this entire process. The Board continues to maintain this commitment and encourages all stakeholders to check this website periodically for updates.