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|Galesburg Schools Facilities Plan Close to Final -- LINK AVAILABLE HERE
|FIRST REPORTED 12:00pm 4/16/10 An administrator with the Galesburg School District says a plan to essentially overhaul each of the district's facilities over the next two decades is close to complete.
Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations Guy Cahill says the school board's Master Facility Planning Committee met Thursday night for one of the final times since it was formed almost a year ago, before it turns its list of recommendations to the board's building committee in May, in advance of a final school board vote as soon as June.
Cahill tells WGIL it will be difficult to explain to the public that, essentially, the district wants to spend money over 20 years to improve and fix buildings, in light of the current state budget crisis.
"Clearly, it's important that we make a distinction between the buckets (of funding) that are available for schools, and the funding of its operations on the one hand, and then its infrastructure on the other, and how you can't borrow from one to pay for the other," Cahill said.
Cahill declined to tell too many specifics of the plan, but says there are hints and areas of discussion on a special website the district set up for this committee.
Suffice it to say, Cahill calls the ideas the 17-member public committee came up with bold and exciting.
For more information on the Master Facilities Planning Committee, CLICK HERE.
(Galesburg School District Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations, Guy Cahill, speaks at an October, 2009 meeting of the Master Facilities Planning Committee at Galesburg High School. WGIL News Story and File Photo by Will Stevenson.)
|04 16 10 by Newsroom
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