Discussion - January 12, 2016
The board discussed possible projects at its Jan. 12 meeting. Working off its Dec. 16 list, the board focused on four topics:
- The board talked about the cost of a pre-kindergarten center and agreed to keep it in its list of priorities.
- The board talked about Wiley Magnet Middle's need for a new gym and additional classroom space and agreed to keep it in its list of priorities.
- The board talked about finishing classroom technology solutions at schools that don't have them, rather than new media centers or STEM classrooms. They arrived at presenting the option of finishing that initiative, along with updating all media centers with new furniture and a 3D printer, to the public.
- The board split proposed renovations at North into two phases, and included the first phase in the current project list. It would renovate the original 1963 building (not including the gym and lockers) with additional renovations in a future bond.
This is not a final list; the board directed staff to prepare an updated list so it could continue discussing the projects. The board still plans to take a list to the public in eight forums this spring before finalizing a request that it will take to Forsyth County Commissioners in May.