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Heartland to Hold Facility Meetings November 11 and December 2

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Heartland Community School — Last March, the school board hired an architectural and engineering group to conduct a comprehensive walk-
through of our current facility in order to identify areas of need over the next 10-15 years.

From this study and information gathered from staff, students, and patrons, the board has now identified several areas of our campus that could use updates or expansion to meet increasing enrollment, changes in educational practices, security, and updates to the physical space. The five areas of consideration that precipitated from these conversations are:
•A remodeling and configuration of the main entry to increase security and update our lobby area;
•The addition of classroom space to accommodate higher enrollments and allow for small group
instruction;
•A new addition to house more useable weight room and locker rooms due to space requirements,
safety, and the need to update facilities.
•A hallway to connect our satellite agriculture and industrial arts building to the main facility to allow
students to move safely between spaces without going outdoors;
•An expansion of our current preschool program and space for a community operated daycare facility,
as this has been identified by the community as a high need for over a decade.

The board has decided to separate the daycare facility from the other project ideas. The plan, at this point, is to have a community group raise the funds to build and operate the daycare facility on our campus. The school district would have no monetary investment of tax dollars in the daycare facility. Meetings for public input on the areas of consideration will be held on November 11th and December 2nd in the high school theater starting at 6:30 PM each evening.

If the project moves forward, it is possible that the board may ask for a bond election as early as next spring. We hope that you can attend one or both of the meetings to learn more about future plans and to offer your input as we look to keep our facilities viable for many years into the future.

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