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Meeting 1 - October 2, 2018

Meeting 2 - October 9, 2018

Tours were conducted.

Meeting 3 - October 25, 2018
Meeting 4 - October 30, 2018
Meeting 5 - November 6, 2018
Meeting 6 - November 15, 2018

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I recently looked at the bond proposal synopsis which appears on the GCCISD web site. This short form does not really explain the needs and justification for each proposed item. It would be helpful to have a short form ordered by division. Also, will we be receiving a briefing book that goes into more detail about each item?

 

We currently don't have any bond proposal synopsis information relevant to our current committee on our website. No book will be made available for the current bond planning committee, however, proposed projects will have a descriptive scope of work and justification.
Some of us have been looking for a longer range forecast for district plans. Does the district have a 5, 10, or 20 year plan for facilities? I would like to see a full assessment of the older building stock and support facilities.

 

This is a plan the district is in the current process of formulating. The results of this possible bond referendum will help determine a long-range plan.
How many students are currently involved with the robotics team?

 

We average 20-25 students each year, with 17-20 at each competition.
How does student participation compare with other FRC teams?

First, Robotics teams vary from 4 per team to up to 60 per team. Clear Creek ISD's team, which practices at NASA, is one of the largest with 60-80 students.

 

Would a new practice facility increase student participation?

The ability to have an actual facility where K-8 students can come visit, and visualize what they team does, will play a large role in participation. We have found with other programs, a dedicated space with a presence does make a difference in participation.

 

Does this project account for any tools/machines/equipment?

Yes, the budget does include furniture, fixtures, and equipment. However, the exact equipment will not be determined until the building is in design to be sure that we select the most appropriate equipment for the team.

 

If so, could those items be utilized for new courses? (ex. machining)

 

Yes, the equipment could be utilized by other students, depending upon what will be purchased.
If not, would the facility provide an opportunity to look for corporate sponsorships for tools/machines/ equipment that may not be possible now without a dedicated facility?

 

Absolutely! The team currently has many corporate sponsors. We have also had corporations donate to outfit other labs, such as the Covestro Manufacturing Lab at Stuart Career Tech HS.
How many classrooms would be built in the facility?

1-2, depending upon space that will be needed for the tool room and secure storage of large equipment. Again, the actual design of the interior will be done once it has been funded to ensure the best design for the team.

 

What impact would those classrooms have on student capacity at Lee? (assuming the facility is built at Lee since that's STEM)

This space could potentially open up STEM classrooms currently used for the high school Robotics class for more Project Lead the Way courses as the STEM Academy grows, as well as opening up the lab that is currently being used by the team. However, the decision of the location for this facility has not been made.

 

Does it eliminate portable buildings?

We don’t have any portables at REL, but by opening up space for more students, it can prevent the need for portables in the future.

 

How much money does that save the district? (PASA study shows Lee over functional capacity).

Moving in a portable costs approximately $60,000, not including the cost of the portable or maintenance and utilities while in use. The PASA report demonstrates REL is below functional capacity.

 



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