Lowell Area Schools to Host Three Community Forums

Now that work on Lowell Middle School is complete, Lowell Area Schools is making plans for future upgrades to district buildings.

In addition to immediate needs such as replacing worn doors, windows, floors and lighting in several schools, Lowell High School is in need of mechanical and HVAC upgrades.

Plus, the district is considering a major overhaul to Cherry Creek Elementary School. The building was originally constructed as a middle school and has never been fully remodeled to meet the needs of elementary students.

These projects are expected to be funded out of a bond proposal scheduled for the May 2024 election. As of right now, district representatives don’t expect a millage increase to be on the ballot, but rather, voters will be asked to maintain the current levy of 7 mills.

Before doing that, though, LAS would like to hear from community members, and the district has scheduled three forums to discuss areas of need. These forums will occur at the following times:

  • Sept. 18, 2023: 6:30pm at Lowell Middle School
  • October 10, 2023: 6:30pm at Cherry Creek Elementary School
  • Nov. 7, 2023: 6:30pm at Lowell Middle School

“The forums are designed to be a three-part conversation for the school district to meet with members of our community,” according to LAS Superintendent Nate Fowler.

The first meeting will be used to share the results of a facilities assessment and highlight areas of need. Community input from the September meeting will be used to shape the agendas of the two following forums.

“Lowell Area Schools and its board have been responsible stewards of the taxpayers’ dollars for many years,” Fowler says. “I look forward to engaging with members of the community to hear input, so that we can continue that tradition.”

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