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Input sought for school planning

The blueprint for what the school district will do with facilities for the next five years is up for public review until May 7.

Tahoe Truckee Unified School District has been in the drafting stages of the Facilities Master Plan since last summer, with committee meetings, demographic studies, and, at times, heated public comment.

“During this public review period, we will distribute the plan out to the sites and have a copy in the district office,” said John Britto, director of facility and construction services. “We want the interested public to have a chance to see it and comment.”



The draft report, prepared by consultants at Capital Program Management, Inc., includes profiles of the district and individual sites, demographic study results and discussion of primary issues for the Truckee and Lake areas.

On the Truckee side, the three primary issues cited in the report were reuse of the current Sierra Mountain Middle School facility, what to do with the Donner Trail Elementary School campus, and how to address the anticipated increased enrollment at the high school and Truckee Elementary School.




According to the report, “Although many options were identified … including postponing or canceling construction of the new middle school, the only option that gained significant support was to build the new middle school, re-use the existing Sierra Mountain facility for a different use, and leave all other facilities continuing … their present functions.”

In order to apply for construction and rehabilitation funding, school districts must submit a five-year master plan to the California Department of Education and the State Allocation Board.

While the report projected decreasing enrollment on the lakeside of the district, numbers are expected to increase in Truckee at the elementary and high school levels, with declining enrollment at the middle school level.

Britto said the school board will hear public comment on the Facilities Master Plan at the May 7 board meeting and plans to adopt a final draft at the May 21 meeting.

To view the Facilities Master Plan online, visit http://www.ttusdprojects.org under the “What’s New” heading.


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