High School Facilities Task Force Overview
It became apparent, following the School Board’s successful “We’re Listening” campaign, that the community wanted a well-researched, thoughtful study of district high school facilities needs and the ways that our facilities support student learning.
Walla Walla Public Schools’ Board of Directors said they would organize this study following a successful Edison Elementary bond election and they kept their promise by forming a High School Facilities Task Force in the spring of 2007.
Chaired by School Board member Cindy Meyer and community member John Rowley, of Nelson Irrigation, the group includes people from a variety of backgrounds who expressed an interest in the project and are willing to devote a great deal of their time and expertise to see it to completion.
The work of the High School Facilities Task Force has been broken down into three phases (see the Scope of Work document below). This group is committed to meeting for as long as it takes to build consensus for recommendations to the School Board. Community members and district staff will have opportunities to weigh in on Task Force recommendations.
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High School Task Force Members
Cindy Meyer: Co-Chair
John Rowley: Co-Chair
Scope of Work/Timeline
Scope of Work (.pdf)
Task Force Meeting Minutes and Reports
- Minutes 04-10-08
- Minutes 02-28-08
- Minutes 01-24-08
- Minutes 11-29-07
- Minutes 10-25-07
- Minutes 09-27-07
- Minutes 06-20-07
Comments and Input
Task Force Reports
Phase One: What is?
- High School Condition Report: Summary Report
- College Place Issues Report: Summary | Complete Report
- Deferred Maintenance Report: Summary | Complete Report
- Facility Impact on Learning Report: Summary | Complete Report
- Safety and Security Report: Summary | Complete Report
Phase Two: What should be?
- Quality High Schools Research: Summary | Complete Report
- Small Schools Research: Summary | Complete Report
- Career and Technical Education Issues: Summary | Complete Report
- Alternative Education: Summary | Complete Report