Ridgefield School District to host second round of stakeholder meetings

This information was provided by the Ridgefield School District

 

RIDGEFIELD — The Ridgefield School District is hosting a second series of stakeholder meetings as planning continues for the new fifth-sixth grade intermediate school and seventh-eighth middle school that will be part of the district’s February 2017 bond request to voters.

A meeting of Library stakeholders was just one of several meetings held to discuss the 2017 bond starting back in September. A second round of meetings will be held, starting with one on Oct. 5. Photo courtesy of Ridgefield School District
A meeting of Library stakeholders was just one of several meetings held to discuss the 2017 bond starting back in September. A second round of meetings will be held, starting with one on Oct. 5. Photo courtesy of Ridgefield School District

“The purpose of these meetings is to enable our staff experts in the various contents to provide valuable input and feedback as the planning and design of our fifth-sixth (grade) intermediate school and seventh-eighth (grade) middle school continues,” said Dr. Nathan McCann, Ridgefield’s superintendent, according to a press release from the district. “The first round of stakeholder meetings was very effective, and the feedback we received is impacting the design process in a very positive way. I look forward to seeing our staff, parents and community members continue to engage in this process.”

 

The first series of meetings, led by LSW Architects, the district’s architectural firm, actually kicked off Sept. 9, as the district convened representatives from their custodial and food services teams to provide input and feedback on issues pertaining to general maintenance and cleaning of the new buildings as well as dining services.

 

Stakeholders were led through multiple activities to learn more about present practices, existing challenges, and how layout and design can further support custodial and dining services.

 

“As educational architects, we know how to design schools,” said Casey Wyckoff, architect and firm co-owner at LSW. “With insights from Ridgefield staff, teachers and community, we better know how to design schools that fit the vision for Ridgefield.”

 

This second round of stakeholder meetings will continue to focus on a specific facet of the new buildings’ operations. Here is the schedule of upcoming meetings:

 

  • Wed., Oct. 5, Athletics/PE Ridgefield High School Room 311, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Wed., Oct. 12, Food Service District Office, 2-3 p.m.
  • Wed., Oct. 12, STEM/Art Ridgefield High School Room 301, 3-5 p.m.
  • Mon., Oct. 17, Library Ridgefield High School Room 301, 3-5 p.m.
  • Wed., Oct. 19, Performing Arts Ridgefield High School Room 301, 3-5 p.m.
  • Mon., Oct. 24, Technology Ridgefield High School Room 301, 3-5 p.m.
  • Wed., Oct. 26, Special Education Ridgefield High School Room 301, 3-5 p.m.

Members of the public interested in participating may call the District Office at (360) 619-1302 to RSVP for the meeting(s) they wish to attend.

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