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Toledo School District Facilities Committee Reviews Options
TOLEDO April 25, 2017—Community members have gathered to review options for meeting the Toledo School District’s facilities needs following a February bond measure that was not approved by voters. The committee has had three meetings to discuss next steps toward addressing the needs identified in a recent study of the district’s facilities. Superintendent Chris Rust remarked, “In addition to inviting all community members to participate, I reached out specifically to members of our community who were most critical of the February bond measure. I invited them to have their voices heard as part of preparing a way forward. Many of these folks have accepted the invitation and are working diligently to examine options.”
The committee is comprised of approximately 25 people. Not everyone comes to every meeting and the only membership requirement is an interest in Toledo schools and a desire to work to address the identified facility needs. The committee is looking at the possibility of consolidating the middle and high school, consolidating with another school district, re-prioritizing the projects that were on the last bond measure in order to reduce the amount of the bond, constructing a bond measure that makes the track and restroom projects contingent upon passage of a high school bond and construction of a new high school around the existing gym and shop. Another option is to place the same measure on the ballot again. All of these options are being studied and considered. The committee will continue its work until it can make a recommendation to the board of directors.
All of the information and minutes from the meetings can be accessed at
Files available on this site include those that lead to the February bond as well as study and survey documents from 2010 and 2016. One recent discovery is that the district’s enrollment is growing and is forecast to continue to grow modestly for the next five years. “I think that this was a surprise to the committee,” said Rust. “The perception and forecast has been that enrollment was either declining or stable. We’re currently 171 students above what the projections were in 2011 and 18 students more than the State forecast last year.”
The committee meets at 6 p.m. on alternate Tuesdays in the Toledo High School Library. Next meeting will be on May 9. The public is invited to attend and participate.
About the Toledo School District
Located in Southwest Washington, the Toledo School District serves nearly 750 K-12 students. To learn more, visit www.toledoschools.us.
Via Facebook, Toledo School District announced Friday:
We thank JB Ewers, Brad Moore and Jeremy Thibault for their enthusiastic coaching and love of the games. Each has tendered their resignation as coaches for the 2017-18 season. Grady Fallon will be leading focus groups for their replacements on May 1. Football focus group will be at 6 p.m. in the THS Library. Girls Basketball focus group will follow at 7 p.m. Anyone in the community who would like to provide input on the qualities and characteristics we need to look for in our next coaches are encouraged to attend. Please share this post on your page to maximize our reach. Thanks!
Today: Toledo City Council meets 6 p.m. at Town Hall. Public invited. Contact Toledo City Hall for special accommodations or cancellations at (360)864-4564.
Cowlitz Indian Tribe via Facebook issued a Press Release Friday:
Health & Wellness Consultant Kim Brossard hosts “Beware & Be Aware” 6 p.m. May 3 at Toledo Senior Center, a free presentation that asks - and answers - this fundamental question: “How have we forgotten that our natural state of being is one of balance, wholeness and vitality?”
Brossard is a Certified Nutritional Therapist who is passionate about keeping nutrition simple and fun.
For more information call (360)880-8804.
*Updated: Reservations required: Toledo Senior Center Nutrition Lunch Wednesday brings summer favorite: BBQ Chicken with baked beans & coleslaw, cherry crisp & biscuit, and Friday Brunch: Belgian waffles with strawberries, sausage patty & scrambled eggs with orange juice.
Nutrition Lunches are sponsored in part by Area Agency on Aging. Suggested donation $3 for those 60+ years of age. Contact Diana, firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360)864-2112 for details.
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