Architects to unveil new GSHS design |

Architects to unveil new GSHS design

Tonight, the Roaring Fork School District board of education will get its first glimpse at what will become the new Glenwood Springs High School. The high school’s design advisory group and architects from RTA Architecture will present about 50 percent of a schematic design to the board. Typically the board hears schematic presentations once they are finished, but since the scope of the GSHS project is so large, the board wanted a midway update, said superintendent Fred Wall. The designs looks “very cool,” he said. The schematic is about 65 percent finished, said RTA principal architect Pat Ziuchkovski. The design advisory group is still planning meetings with community groups the district may partner with, such as the Garfield County Library. The DAG will meet with the library in coming weeks, he said. The board will also hear:– A first reading on what sort of bond issue payments the board must approve. The reading stipulates that the superintendent or a designee can approve any expenditure, except contracts, as long as they are already in the budget. Between $25,000 and $350,000 the bond oversight committee will use its discretion in sending expenditures to the board for approval. Above $350,000, all expenditures will be sent to the board, Wall said. — A discussion on future funding of the Roaring Fork Public Education Foundation. The district had hoped to not fund the organization, but the Foundation would like some funding for the directors position, Wall said.– A discussion with Garfield County School District Re-2 on how it organizes its accountability commission. Law mandates all districts to have an accountability commission by law, and Re-1 wants its commission to run a smoothly as possible, Wall said.

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