Following special meetings between USD 411 Board of Education members, teachers, staff, concerned patrons, and building and curriculum experts, Goessel schools will host two learning tours for community patrons in November.
“We are wanting to help raise public awareness of our district needs at this time,” Superintendent John Fast said. “We are hosting these two tours to allow people a chance to ask questions, inquire about what we want to do, and to hopefully understand what we are talking about when we refer to expansion needs.”
Board and staff members have identified six areas of critical need for the district: agriculture education, science lab, family and consumer science classrooms, deterioration of bricks and mortar on older sections of the high school, leaky windows in the high school, and a proper tornado shelter at the elementary school.
The addition of an expanded fitness room that could be open to the public has also been discussed.
Fast said the tours, which are free of charge and open to all, will take place Nov. 18 at 4 p.m. and Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. Both tours start at the high school auditorium.