What are your priorities for new school buildings and other infrastructure?

October 6, 2021 locke.spencer@gmail.com

Capital projects must be informed by current and anticipated growth. One of the reasons we are having so much difficulty with the busing in the school division right now is that the location of our schools is not well matched with the high growth residential areas.  Some of our schools filled at or very near capacity also house specialty programs that can make over-capacity challenges worse. I think that we need to evaluate where some of the specialty programs are offered and find ways for them to be housed in schools with more capacity space. Capital projects also need to have long-term community-based plans for changing population demographics.