The Superintendent’s Proposed FY 2019-28 CIP includes a new 725-seat elementary school at Reed; a second 725-seat elementary school opening in 2029; a middle school addition with 300 new seats in 2023; 600 seats in the renovated Education Center to expand enrollment at Washington-Lee, and an 800-seat addition at the Career Center. Please Note: No decisions have been made about what will be in the final CIP that the School Board will take action on in June.
At the CIP Work Session #3, APS staff presented two scenarios the School Board had inquired about at the May 7 CIP Work Session. Both scenarios offer alternatives that could be considered by the School Board in terms of timing, type, and amenities offered at facilities included in the Superintendent’s Proposed CIP. Also, both scenarios include a new 725-seat elementary school at Reed to open in 2021, and both sought to bring high school seats at the Career Center earlier than had been envisioned in the Superintendent’s Proposed CIP. The following is a summary of the two scenarios presented:
The School Board also heard comments from members of the School Board advisory groups including the co-chairs from the Advisory Council on Instruction (ACI), Tina Kuklenski-Miller and Meredith Purple; Stacy Snyder, chair of the Advisory Council on School Facilities and Capital Projects (FAC); and Matt de Ferranti (chair) and Cecilia Ciepiela-Kaelin (vice chair) of the Budget Advisory Council (BAC).
Upon receiving the staff’s assessment and further discussion of the implications of Scenarios A and B, the School Board asked staff to analyze new CIP considerations in preparation for the CIP Work Session #4 which will be held on Thu, May 22, at 7 p.m. in the School Board Meeting Room at the Syphax Education Center, located at 2110 Washington Blvd.