The Greater Jasper School Board met for their regular monthly meeting Monday night and heard from Jim Thompson with Gibraltar Design who presented a three-ring binder to each Board member with the results of their feasibility study on the needs for a new elementary school solution for the School Corporation.
Thompson told the Board that the study does not represent the “end” but rather, the beginning of the process for the School Corporation as they use the results to determine what direction to take for facilities as they seek to enhance the learning environment at the schools.
Thompson did not read through the entire study, but rather talked through each section and highlighted what each one contained.
Thompson was highly complimentary of the School System’s staff in responding to the survey that they sent out, saying that they had 100% participation. After the meeting he gave his reason for the good response:
He also tells what he sees as the next step:
The Board stated that they would be holding several public forums to get input from local citizens about the study and what it means for the community.
The Board held a meeting on May 6th to hear preliminary study results and will now individually absorb the study results to help make appropriate decisions for the future.
Finally, the Board got an update from Scott Stenftenagel on the completion of the new High School Gym and reported that the list of tasks to complete the project has forced them to push the completion date off to the middle of July.
Stenftenagel says that one of the big projects is the sealing of the exposed concrete, which takes several days to complete due to the amount of time needed for drying. He says that the striping of the floor is finished and the logos are all in place.