CASD Will Appoint Feasibility Study Committee in April

CLEARFIELD – Dr. Denise Keltz, superintendent of the Clearfield Area School District, announced Crabtree Rohrbaugh and Associates, its current architecture firm, would facilitate the development of a committee to analyze the district’s feasibility study at the Board of Director’s committee meetings Monday night.

“It’s a comprehensive study, and it’s important to sit down and discuss a recommendation,” she said.

The board had previously approved to use the firm to amend the district’s initial feasibility study from two years ago.

Crabtree Rohrbaugh reviewed the district’s buildings’ current state as well as their potential with renovation. The board was advised the study needed updated in order to pursue renovation recommendations at a regular meeting in January.

The feasibility study found many of the school district’s buildings required renovation work, with special emphasis put on the high school and the middle school. The renovations have an estimated cost of about $45 million.

Board Member, Tim Morgan said the entire board should be an active part of the committee.

“I don’t think anyone should have a problem with it. It’s very important,” he said.

Board Member, Dave Glass said the board should not only be involved, but the community as well.

“I don’t want to just tell them what we’re doing. I want them to be a part of it,” he said.

Keltz said the committee development would be led by Crabtree Rohrbaugh and Associates and appointed at the April board meeting.

Glass said the firm should be contacted to see how large the committee should be. “They have a lot of experience with this.”

According to Keltz, the committee will consist of board members, staff, administration and community volunteers.

“It’s a way for a large group to analyze and communicate the study’s findings,” she said. “It will also help us communicate with the community.”

Any community member who is interested in serving on the committee should contact Dr. Denise Keltz at 765-5511.

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