Members of the Prosser School Board will hold a special meeting Tuesday to take action on a long-range facilities plan for the district’s schools.
The 7 p.m. meeting will take place at Keene-Riverview Elementary School at 823 Park Ave., Prosser.
Earlier this month, Superintendent Ray Tolcacher said he expects the board would vote to place a bond measure on the February special election ballot.
“They’re old,” Tolcacher said then of Prosser’s facilities. The high school opened in the 1930s, for instance.
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“And the security issues are a concern to me,” he added. “(The elementary schools) were built in the ‘60s and earlier.”
A special board meeting Oct. 20 gathered community input on the proposed construction and renovations. At that time, members had already discussed results of a public survey, which indicated that support for a new high school is strong — 97 percent of staff said a new high school should go up at a new location.
An overwhelming majority of students and residents agreed, with 85 percent and 80 percent approval, respectively.
The majority of respondents also want the district’s three elementary schools renovated; consolidating three schools into two, though, is not as popular. Only 26 percent of community members said yes to that idea.