The East China School District Bond Steering Committee, a group of volunteers that consisted of Parents, Community Members, Board Members, and District Staff took on the charge of creating a vision for facilities that would maximize operational efficiencies and also support a culture of academic excellence and success for all students. A journey, which many participated in past district efforts, going back to 2014, aimed at addressing a sustainable picture for the future of our district.
Work was done with bi-weekly meetings to develop a cohesive vision for the district that reflects not only on our need to “right size,” but also on the learning spaces students need to prepare them properly for the next steps in their education and lives. The committee learned about our declining enrollment history, the state of our current facilities and programs, the way that learning environments can enhance student performance, the financial picture regarding bond initiatives, and details about our District’s Strategic Vision and Goals.
To refine the Committee’s direction and ultimate recommendation for board review, they invited community members, staff, parents, and students to provide their input during two community engagement sessions. They also evaluated a professional survey of the ECSD community that was conducted by EPIC-MRA to assure they were on track with the potential upgrades, improvements, and the restructuring they were considering.
On November 12, 2018, the Bond Steering Committee presented a report to the East China School Board of Education. At their November 26, 2018 meeting, the Board of Education approved moving forward with the committee’s recommendation for a bond proposal election on May 7th, 2019.
Review the information posted on this page concerning the upcoming bond election and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact our superintendent.