The community is invited to learn about the concept plans for the Clear Creek School District’s new elementary school at a town hall meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at Carlson Elementary School.
The meeting will provide the community with plans for the Old College School on Route 103, as well as other possible tenants there, called partners. The Clear Creek School Board heard a presentation at a study session Aug. 11 about how the new elementary school will likely fit into the building and what impact the partners would have on the design.
According to Mike Riggs of RTA Architects, the elementary school would take up most of the first, second, and third floors. However, if the school board decides to allow either a daycare center or Clear Creek Community for Art and Education, or both, in the unused space, it will change some of the elementary school settings.
If the school board decides to allow a skateboard park or multi-purpose field on the property, it will change the plans for elementary and preschool playgrounds and playgrounds.
Board members said they wanted to give the community – parents and school district employees, business owners, taxpayers and more – time to comment and ask questions about the concept plans, which is why the public meeting will take place on August 22.
They also want to ensure that the money from the 2021 bond to fund the new primary school is used specifically for the school and not for the partners. They asked to make sure that the potential partners would be able to finance the renovations they need. However, the money from the deposit will pay for the removal of asbestos from the entire building.
A portion of the building could potentially be used for school district administrative offices.
Riggs reminded the board that concept drawings were just that, concepts for how the space could be used. In the future, as the school board makes decisions, the architects will create specific plans.
District officials said they know the community will have a lot of questions and they will begin answering them at the meeting, then create a frequently asked questions section on the Clear Creek Constructs tab on the district’s website. school district, ccsdre1.org.