Public can see aging schools and the plan to replace them
PRINCETON — The Princeton Elementary School District will hold a series of community forums to better inform the public of both the condition of its existing schools and the plan for a new 109,900-square-foot building for grades 3 through 8.
The forums will be Thursday, Sept. 13, in the Logan Junior High School gymnasium, Sept. 26 at Jefferson Elementary School, Oct. 2 at Lincoln Elementary School, and Oct. 9 at Douglas Elementary School. Each will begin at 6:30 p.m.
The forums will include presentations of the new building plan and also an opportunity for residents to tour the existing buildings in advance of the Nov. 6 election.
Voters will decide the fate of the referendum to allow the issuance of $35 million in bonds to construct the modern educational facility. The costs would also include improvements to Douglas School and the demolition and return to green space of Lincoln and Logan schools.
During the forums, voters will see the same presentation given to the board, be encouraged to ask questions about the plans, and also be able to tour the district’s existing schools to inspect their aged conditions. Members of the school board are expected to be in attendance.