Citizens Facilities Task Force

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About the Citizens Facilities Task Force

The Citizens Facilities Task Force is made up of 20 volunteer members of our community and includes representatives from all areas of the school district. The Task Force is reviewing the district’s Long Range Facilities Plan, which lists the facility needs in all schools and departments in the district. The Task Force’s job is to review and comment on the list of facility needs and make recommendations to the School Board on how to fund the Long Range Facilities Plan.

CFTF PDF Files and Links

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Final Long Range Facilities Plan document

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Student safety highlights task force work

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