YS schools seeks input on facilities


YELLOW SPRINGS – The Yellow Springs Board of Education is seeking input from community members from the community on the future of educational facilities in the district.

Residents are invited to attend a community forum 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 27, in the cafeteria at Yellow Springs High School. Tours of the building will be available after the forum.

During this session, district leaders will review information about a potential project to address aging facilities in the district and review potential master facilities plans. Residents will then have an opportunity to discuss the potential plans.

“As our facilities age, repairs and maintenance become more expensive and time consuming each year,” said Superintendent Mario Basora. “The buildings, constructed in the 50s and 60s, were built before computers and other technology became an important part of the educational process, and the facilities are difficult and expensive to adapt to technology and other needs of a modern education.”

This is the first in a series of meetings in 2017 aimed to engage community members in discussions about the district’s facilities needs, community input on the buildings and the future of educational facilities in the district.

“We are fortunate to be part of a community that values education and is well-regarded for providing students with exceptional educational opportunities,” said Basora. “We hope that community members will attend this meeting so we can engage in important conversations about the best path forward for our schools and our community.”

Results of the forum will be used by the Board of Education to inform decisions related to the future of education in the district.

Greene County News

Story courtesy of Yellow Springs Schools.

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