Last March, the legislative body approved money for a site study for the Blue Ribbon Committee recommendation for a gym/recreation facility on or adjacent to school property. That work has been underway and recommendations will be made to a joint School Board/BoS meeting on August 12th.
There is a clear need to understand what we really need and want as a community and a feasibility study is necessary to get to the right conclusion. This has and will continue to be a contentious issue for the community and determining need as well as maximizing current space and facilities will be a crucial piece of the puzzle.
The following was presented to the BoS last Thursday at our meeting and some questions arose. I certainly felt that we needed to do "due diligence" and investigate the individuals proposed to lead the study. I had and still have concerns about inherent bias as the study team are recreation professionals. I did not mean to imply that they would jeopardize their professional reputations in any way, but only that their view point may not be balanced. Along those lines, I made a comment that ideally we need to balance the team with someone who is 100 lbs overweight and hasn't exercised in 20 years. The possibility of an MBA type to join the team will be investigated.
The BoS requested that the team leaders come to the next BoS meeting on August 7th and also provide examples of their previous work.
The following is a "draft" proposal and has not yet been approved by the BoS.