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FEBRUARY 4, 2010

School District #171

Facility Planning Workgroup looking for volunteers

   Participants are needed to serve on the School Districtís Facilities Planning Workgroup. The workgroup will evaluate and recommend building plans to include additional classrooms as needed at Orofino High School and at Timberline Schools, new multi-purpose rooms/practice gymnasiums at OHS and TS, a kitchen remodel at Orofino Elementary School (OES) and a bus loading/unloading safety zone at OES. The workgroup will meet one to three evenings per month for the next seven months.

   If you want to serve on the workgroup contact School District Superintendent Dale Durkee by phone at 476-5593; at the District Office located at 1051 Michigan Ave or by e-mail: durkeed@sd171.k12.id.us.

   At its Jan. 25 meeting the School Board adopted the following organizational/facility plan:

   *Seventh through 12th grade students in Orofino will be housed at Orofino High School.

   *A workgroup will be convened to evaluate and recommend building plans to include additional classrooms as needed at Orofino High School and Timberline Schools, new multi-purpose/practice gymnasiums at Orofino High School and Timberline Schools, and a kitchen remodel and a bus loading/unloading safety zone at Orofino Elementary School.

   *The target date for submitting a bond levy to patrons is Sept. 2010.

   *The Highway 7 property will be subdivided into two lots, one containing the Programs Office and one consisting of the old Forest Service site. Once it is divided and assessed, the old Forest Service property will be placed on the market.

   *Programs Office staff will be relocated into other District facilities as space becomes available. Once Programs Office staff members have been relocated, the property will be placed on the market.

No timeline on move

   No timeline has been set for housing 7th-12th graders at the Orofino High School site.