Over the course of the last few months, you’ve likely heard a lot about the upcoming (June 8) bond issue. What I think is important to remember is that this conversation is not new – in fact, it began more than three years ago, with a facilities study by Kraybill Associates. This comprehensive assessment reviewed all district buildings, and came to the following conclusions:
As a result, McPherson Public Schools hired DLR Group and Hutton to facilitate a long-term plan to address these needs, including a potential bond issue. To accomplish this, we brought together 30 community members and 30 educators and students to form a Visioning Committee to review the needs, identify priorities, and plan for the future.
The results of over a year and a half of work by the Visioning Committee is the scope of work you see today – one that addresses all of our buildings, programming needs, and the future of educational spaces – and does so in a fiscally-responsible way, utilizing existing resources whenever possible, and building upon our proud traditions. I hope you will take the time to participate in this important community conversation via your vote on June 8.
Superintendent Shiloh Vincent