Group to study overcrowded and aging schools districtwide
Recent studies show as many as 3,000 more students will enter Bethel Schools in the next decade. Do we have enough space? Will we be ready?
The Bethel School District is now seeking staff, parents, students and community members for its Long Range Facilities Task Force. The goal is to help the district develop a smart, efficient, long-term approach to managing its facility needs.
Surveys last fall showed overcrowded buildings, school safety and aging facilities were the Bethel community’s top priorities. The Long Range Facilities Task Force will study the age and condition of buildings, help prioritize the urgent needs of schools, and develop a plan that keeps costs low for taxpayers.
The Long Range Facilities Task Force will meet six to eight times this year. Members will be selected from those who apply based on achieving a balanced representation of a wide range of experiences, perspectives and geographic locations. Selection criteria include: area of residence; experience considering complex issues and perspectives; demonstrated ability to compromise; desire to innovate and collaborate; familiarity with group processes; and an ability to commit to meetings and committee activities. Applicants should also have demonstrated interest in the Bethel School District.
Individuals interested in the long-term safety, quality and construction of Bethel Schools, are encouraged to visit the district’s website to complete an application. The deadline to apply is Mar. 2.
Questions can be emailed to TaskForceInfo@bethelsd.org.
Application Weblink: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BSDTaskForce
Long Range Facilities Task Force Website: http://bethelsd.org/TaskForceInfo
Feb. 15: Application process opens
Mar. 2: Application process closes
Mar. 7: Applicants screened; members notified
Mar. 21: 1st Task Force meeting
Mar. to Sept.: Task Force monthly meetings
Fall 2017: Recommendations to School Board
Krista Carlson, Director of Communications, Bethel School District
516 – 176th Street East, Spanaway, WA 98387