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Help Lakewood School District plan for future growth

students working on a project

Lakewood School District expects to grow about 10% in the next five years, which is in line with the trend we have seen over the last decade. To accommodate this increase in student enrollment and address problems with aging facilities, the Lakewood School Board on Wednesday, January 18, passed a charge seeking volunteers to apply for a Citizens’ Facilities Advisory Committee.

student using a jigsawThe committee will review the needs of district facilities and provide the Lakewood School Board and community with a recommended road map to guide future capital investments.

Anyone who lives in Lakewood School District may apply to be on the committee. Meetings will be held twice each month until October. (No meetings will be held in July.) No previous facilities experience is necessary.

The Citizens' Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) is a community-based work group whose purpose is to recommend to the Lakewood School Board a short- and long-term capital improvement plan in the form of an updated Study and Survey. The previous Study and Survey was completed 12 years ago in 2011.

“The schools belong to our community,” said Superintendent Scott Peacock. “The members of this community are best positioned to recommend how our facilities should meet the diverse needs of students at a time of tremendous growth. That will be the task of this committee.”

The deadline to complete applications is Friday, February 10.