committee meets again at 7:30 a.m.
Wednesday, July 2 at the Administration Building, 501 7th St.
- A recommendation goes to the Rockford School Board for a first reading at the July 8 meeting.
- A decision could come at the Aug. 12 board meeting.
Rockford Public Schools’ Facilities Task Force Steering Committee
is considering alternative plans to Plans A, B and C that were presented to the community in May. The committee met again Wednesday,
June 11 to review alternatives for elementary school upgrades. The
alternatives are based on input from the more than 500 feedback forms collected during community forums. Committee
members hope to finalize a recommendation to the Rockford School Board
for the July 8 meeting, although that schedule might change and a
recommendation could come at the Aug. 12 board meeting.
committee meets again to continue reviewing options at 7:30 a.m.
Wednesday, June 18 at the Administration Building, 501 7th St.
and the Task Force in May held 39 public meetings, plus meetings with
area organizations about three plans that outline changes to RPS
elementary schools, including the construction of new schools,
additions, major renovations and school consolidations. (Read more about the plans on our construction site.)
community provided a lot of input on each of the plans, including
questions, concerns, criticism and praise, said Superintendent Ehren
Jarrett. "This has been a collaborative process with the community and
the Task Force, and we've received some constructive feedback and some
genuine excitement for the future of our facilities," Jarrett said.
themes from the feedback include support for new schools, concerns with
deferred maintenance, school size, closures and building shutdown,
equity, and the neighborhood impact of each of the plans.