School district seeking input about facilities plan
EAGLE COUNTY — The Eagle County school district wraps up a series of community meetings Tuesday as it tries to figure out how to catch up with a years-long backlog of building maintenance.
The school district is creating a facility master plan to address the physical condition and lifespan of existing buildings, identify and prioritize space needs and potential building improvements.
The plan also will also forecast what new schools and facilities might be needed in the future, said Sandra Mutchler, the school district’s chief financial officer who’s coordinating the effort.
The schedule of Tuesday’s event at Eagle Valley High School will deal with schools at the western end of the valley. The schedule goes like this:
5 p.m.: Doors open and attendees can visit display tables set up in cafeteria. Displays will include information about each school and building situation.
5:30-6:30 p.m.: Jason Glass, superintendent of Eagle County schools, will discuss structure, goals, land and capacity of buildings and other related issues.
6:30-7:30 p.m.: Roam from table to table, ask questions, give input. Each table will have a facilitator to gather reactions and answer questions.
7:30-8 p.m.: Wrap up in the auditorium.
The school district hosted a similar meeting last week at Battle Mountain High School, to address schools in the eastern end of the valley.