Charles City Schools to Host Community Meeting on High School Facility Needs

Charles City Schools will host a community meeting May 24th, to review potential solutions to the high school facility needs.

 Over the past several months, a community-driven task force has been evaluating needs at Charles City High School as part of the process to create a long-term facilities master plan. Next Tuesday, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the High School cafeteria, the task force is seeking input from the community to determine how the district and Board of Education can best move forward with addressing these needs.

In a statement, School Board President Pat Rottinghaus said, “Our community task force has done an outstanding job of examining our high school facility needs and discussing a number of potential solutions to address those needs. Now, we aim to have an in-depth conversation with our residents to look at these issues and find a solution that makes the most sense for our entire school district community. We look forward to taking the next step in this important process.”

 High School needs that have been identified include spaces that support 21st-century learning, building accessibility, greater flexibility in classrooms, and air conditioning, among other items. 

 The meeting will also discuss  results of a recent community-wide survey, through which 438 district residents provided input and feedback. 72% of survey respondents agree that the high school’s facility needs must be addressed soon. 

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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