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Posted on 29th July 2013 at 15:54

The Longview School Board continues its series of study sessions on Long Range Facility Planning for the district, meeting this evening at R. A. Long High School to review and discuss a range of options that are available. The district is now publishing a list of eight options, starting with the “do nothing” option, then going through a variety of consolidation scenarios. Options are varied, including consolidation of the two high schools, retention of both high schools while consolidating the middle schools, closure of several elementary schools, and construction of new “mega-schools.” The Board is being asked to consider each of the options against four main questions: 1-How does this option address the district’s current building footprint? 2-Does this option ensure sufficient capacity to meet future needs? 3-Does this option ensure that the district has sufficient resources for both day-to-day operations and major renovations or building replacements? 4-Does this option support educational considerations and needs for our students? This evening’s meeting starts at 6:30 pm in Room 115 at R. A. Long, and is open to the public.