DPS Construction Projects Feedback

DPS Construction Projects Feedback
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Following the passage of the one-percent sales tax referendum for school construction purposes, and its accompanying bond referendum, Danville Public Schools (DPS) is seeking input from students, parents, employees, and the community as the next phases in the construction projects begin. 

 

DPS will now be able to invest the generated sales tax dollars, which is an expected $141 million in revenue over the next 20 years, in learning environments that are designed to help every student achieve, with a focus on 21st century upgrades, increased technology access, and eliminating the need for trailer classrooms at the elementary level, among others.

 

Priority projects for two school campuses include the following:

 

George Washington High School (built in 1955)

  • Renovate the classrooms to provide increased space along with infrastructure updates to boost access to technology. 
  • Expand the library with added collaboration paces.
  • Add STEM Academy.
  • Improvements and renovations to the Vocational Education and Career Technology classes that will include increased access to robotics and cyber security classes, a nursing lab, culinary arts and hospitality space, and skilled trades courses.

 

John M. Langston School (built in 1957)

  • Renovate the campus to allow Galileo Magnet High School to be relocated.
  • Renovate to allow for the expansion of adult education offerings at the facility.
  • Refurbish the walking track with enhanced access for the community. 
  • Renovate to also allow the central office to be relocated from their rented space on Main Street to Langston’s campus.

 

As the planning stages of these projects continue, DPS wants to hear from all stakeholders about specific suggestions on project details, such as features or aesthetics. 

 

Parents and community members are invited to attend the following input sessions: Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 8 a.m. in GW’s media center, SECOND SESSION DATE TO BE DETERMINED, Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 6 p.m. in Galileo’s cafeteria (students welcome), and Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 3 p.m. in Langston’s Auditorium. The registration link for these sessions can be found on tinyurl.com/DPSProjectFeedback

 

Feedback sessions for elementary school projects will be scheduled for June.