Capital Needs and School Consolidation
Monday, November 26, 2018
For the past year, a capital needs committee has examined the facility needs of our schools. This community-based committee, was comprised of local elected officials, community/business leaders, parents, teachers, and administrators. The capital needs committee used data from various sources to throughly examine all factors impacting school facilities. Their presentation of data can be found HERE. After examining all data associated with capital needs, the committee presented their findings to the school board. A link to their final recommendation to the board can be found HERE.
Based upon their examination of the district’s capital needs, a recommendation was presented to the Board of Education today. This recommendation seeks to address both declining enrollment, as well as aging facilities to ensure that all children in Rowan County have appropriate learning spaces.
School consolidation can be a complex process. We have created a video to explain why we believe school consolidation is a necessary next step for Rowan-Salisbury Schools. We ask that you please view this video to understand the challenges we must address moving forward. A link to the video can be found below. (For Spanish, please turn on closed caption and auto-translate to Spanish)
Based upon the work of the capital needs committee, the following school consolidation recommendation was made to the Board of Education. To view the recommendation, please click HERE.
If you would like to learn more about the school consolidation process and/or provide input on the plan, you are encouraged to attend a community input session for table discussions. Community input sessions will be held at each local high school on the following dates.
Community Input Sessions:
December 4, 2018 - 5:30PM-6:30PM
Salisbury High School
December 5, 2018 - 5:30PM-6:30PM
East Rowan High School
Southeast & South Communities
December 13, 2018 - 5:30PM-6:30PM
South Rowan High School
Due to the anticipated inclement weather next week, the Southeast and South Community input sessions are being cancelled and rescheduled for Thursday, December 13 at South High School from 5:30PM-6:30PM. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause, but want to ensure all participants are able to travel to and from the event safely
December 18, 2018 - 5:30PM-6:30PM
West Rowan High School
December 19, 2018
North Rowan High School - 5:30PM-6:30PM