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Eye-opener tours spur schools facilities discussion

Monday, February 26, 2001

A lengthy discussion on the current facilities in the Alta school district developed during Tuesday night's Facilities Study Committee meeting.

Groups involved had toured the district's facilities within the past two weeks. It was hoped that the tours would give others an understand of how to better access the district's needs.

Administrators and students led the tours, with each giving their perspective as to what they see as major needs.

"It was a real good meeting with real good discussions," school board president Wes Holmes said. "There were a lot of discussions on topics concerning things in the facilities that people didn't realize had changed since they had been there."

Tim Radke was one of the many community members who could not believe the current building was the same one that he had been in some time ago.

"Many saw so many rooms that had been closets that were turned into classrooms," Holmes said. "Many walls have been knocked out and different classes are held in different rooms than had been used before. I think they saw the space problem and how so many things have been done to accommodate the kids."

While touring the buildings, the committee members had a homework sheet of 18 questions they were supposed to look at and answer. The members discussed their findings, with the main discussion focusing on what ways the facilities fail to use technology and what space is available for that.

Read the rest of this article in the 2/22 Pilot Tribune.

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