Winnisquam Future 2022

WRSD Capital Improvement Committee (CIC)


Current Status/Announcements

Site Last Updated - February 7, 2022


Just added - Bond Trifold explaining each bond


  • The Capital Bond has been reduced from 13 million to 8.7 million by reducing all new square footage that had been planned for Southwick and Sanbornton Central schools.

  • Three demographic studies are all showing significant decrease in number of students over next 10 years.

  • The Capital Bond and CTE/Ag Bond are both currently moving forward for presentation and approval at the March 2022 district meeting.

For More Dates/Times, See Timeline

Goals:

  • Evaluate all existing/new information carefully.

  • Recognize that there is a strong community connection to USS.

  • Ensure alterations or new construction contains space for future programming and enrollment.

  • Clarify the financial implications and cost effective utilization of the district's physical facilities.

  • Be sure that the decisions made today will be reflected on as sound in 30 years.

  • Ensure modern day security and efficiency standards are implemented.

  • Projects must support increased community engagement and student performance inline with 21st century learning.

  • The committee will present a conceptual plan for action by the full board by fall 2021.

  • Approval: Board vote in January; Bond hearing in January; Board and budget committee vote in February; Full presentation at the annual meeting in March 2022.

History of Work:

  • The WRSD-LRPC began looking at long term costs. For meeting minutes, click here.

  • June 2014—Assessment of educational facility needs completed.

  • 2016-17—Conducted an internal analysis to reduction of buildings and personnel.

  • 2017—Committee cleared up property title restrictions related to USS.

  • Spring 2017—School Board tours all buildings.

  • Sept 2017—Committee gives presentation to full board and addresses public concerns.

  • Nov 2017—Committee recommends an updated demographic study.

  • Winter/Spring 2018—Public Forum on possible options, questions, and concerns.

  • Aug 2018 - March 2019—Committee recommends conducting a facility analysis of USS.

  • May 2019—Committee begins preparing for the annual meeting 2020.

  • May 2020 - Annual meeting vote was Option B by a sizable margin.

  • June 2020 - Committee recommends / board approves moving forward with Option B.

  • Fall 2020 - Continue working on plan for January presentation/approval by the board.

  • 1/21- 3/22 - Board votes to develop the Winnisquam Future 2022 plan for all buildings.

  • 12/8/2021 - Board votes to remove all new construction at SS and SCS from the proposed bond.

Our 5 Schools and the Proposed Floor Plans for 2022-23

Winnisquam Regional High School & CTE Center

Proposed Pre Program Floor Plan 1

Winnisquam Regional Middle School

Proposed Floor Plan - 1-6-22

Union Sanborn School

Sanbornton Central School

Southwick Elementary School

Supporting Documents - Demographics, Assessments, Bond Projects

Timeline - 2022 Bond Project