Winnisquam Future 2022
WRSD Capital Improvement Committee (CIC)
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
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:
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
Supporting Documents - Demographics, Assessments, Bond Projects