Continuing the conversation
about our school buildings
The Gresham-Barlow School District ran a bond measure on the November 2013 ballot to address capital improvements to our aging buildings.
Although that measure was unsuccessful, those same needs (and more) continue to exist.
We have surveyed many of our staff, students and community members to understand the questions and concerns raised from our last effort, and how to make adjustments.
We continue to examine ways to improvement and invest in our facilities to achieve: Safety, Robust Learning Environments for College and Career Readiness, Equity, and Community Partnerships.
Community-based planning process: Involving students, parents, staff and the community
Outreach efforts include:
- Board established committee made up of members from all regions of the community. Committee is charged with creating a recommendation for the school board on how to deal with the needs of our schools and possibly placing a school bond measure on a future ballot. Committee work occurs at community-based workshops held monthly June through November. The committee meetings/workshops are open to the public. See calendar for meeting times, dates, and locations.
- School-based meetings in September and October at all of our schools. Attend to learn about the progress and provide your input.
- Visioning workshops in the fall at both large high schools, Sam Barlow and Gresham, where students, staff, and community will shape the long-term future with a robust educational vision. Participants will help establish solutions at each site to achieve those goals.
- Community-wide survey in the fall/winter
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