District Begins Consideration of Secondary Growth Planning 9/26/14
At its September 22 study session, the RISD Board heard a comprehensive presentation and options from district staff about long range plans to accommodate academic programs and student growth at the secondary level (grades 7-12). As part of district priority goals this school year, staff have been studying projected enrollment patterns at the secondary level, best practice academic offerings aligned with the new state graduation plans, implementation of expanded Career & Technical Education offerings and the physical capacity of high school campuses.
Topics discussed included planning for expected enrollment growth in Lake Highlands at the 9-12 level, potential new academic programs, moving toward more flexible learning environments in classrooms, and initiating studies related to possible equipment and construction needs in a potential 2016 bond election.
Next steps involve engaging staff, parents and community members to share information and gather suggestions and feedback.