CHARLES CITY, IOWA — The Charles City Community Schools will host a community meeting May 24 to review potential solutions to the high school facility needs developed by a community-driven task force.
Over the past several months, the task force has been evaluating needs at Charles City High School as part of the process to create a long-term facilities master plan. Now, 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.
“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,” said Pat Rottinghaus, Board President. “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.”
The needs at Charles City High School include spaces that support 21st-century learning, building accessibility, greater flexibility in classrooms, and air conditioning, among other items.
The meeting will also feature a discussion of the results of a recent community-wide survey, through which 438 district residents provided input and feedback. According to the survey results, 72% of community members agree that the high school’s facility needs must be addressed soon.
The community meeting will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, in the High School Cafeteria (1 Comet Drive in Charles City).