New Haven School Board approves contract with KRJ for long-range facility plan at tonight's meeting

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The New Haven School District is pleased to announce that at tonight's board meeting, the contract was approved for the architectural firm of Kromm, Rikimaru, and Johansen, Inc. (KRJ), to provide long-range facility planning services for the district.

The agreement with KRJ is to assemble a long-range facility plan to guide the development of school facilities over the next 10-20 years.

Superintendent of Schools Kyle Kruse explained, “At this time, our school facilities are adequate for enrollment and in good condition.  We have no plans to build for several years, at least.   What we hope to do, is look into the future, and lay out a plan that is logical, fiscally responsible, and makes intelligent use of the space available on our school campuses.”  Kruse reiterated that the district has no plans for construction in the near future.

Work on the long-range facility plan is expected to begin in Spring 2012, and the district hopes for high levels of community involvement. Superintendent Kruse stated,  “Our community takes great pride in its school system and has always been supportive.  We want to make sure our parents, community members, and business owners all have opportunity to contribute to the plan that guides us into the future. ”