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Lincoln USD 298 to review facility challenges (Press Release 8-1-16)
Lincoln – August 1, 2016 – The Lincoln USD 298 Board of Education decided at its regular July meeting to form a committee to examine its growing list of building deficiencies and challenges.
“It is important that we take stock of what we have and create a solid plan to address the problems,” said School Board President Monty Breneman. “We have a great school district, with great staff who work hard to maintain the buildings. But the buildings are aging and we are playing catch-up far too often.”
Breneman pointed to a few concerns that prompted the decision to form the committee.
“I would like to put tornado shelters on the list, since neither of the schools has an adequate storm shelter.” Breneman said. “And the roof at the high school has been leaking for a few years. That has to go somewhere near the top of the list.”
But Breneman said he did not want to direct the committee toward specific concerns and issues. Instead, he wants committee members to gather input from a variety of sources, including the board, teachers, staff, and community. With that information, he said the district would have a solid list of concerns so that the board can evaluate how best to address them.
Superintendent Kathy Robertson said the board would likely use its regular September meeting to have more in-depth discussion, as well as identifying potential committee members.
“I think the board really wants to get input from a number of different sources,” Robertson said. “We know we have some challenges ahead of us, and we all want to make sure we spend time collecting feedback before formalizing any plans.”
Robertson said that any USD 298 patrons who have an interest in being a part of this committee or future discussions are welcome to contact her at the district office, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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