Dear Putnam Valley Community:
We need your participation!
The Putnam Valley School District has established a Facilities Planning Committee to assist the Board of Education in reviewing our current academic and extracurricular spaces, the safety and security of our facilities, and all underlying infrastructure. The committee will work with district staff, architects, and engineers to ensure that we are effectively supporting our educational and extracurricular initiatives while maintaining a safe and secure learning environment for our entire school community. The committee will report its findings and potential recommendations to assist the Board of Education in planning future projects.
Proper planning and implementation result in high-quality, high-performing, well-designed, and maintained school facilities and has a direct and indirect impact on the teaching and learning process. Effective facilities management can contribute to the success of every student.
Our schools represent the hub for the Putnam Valley Community and serve as a catalyst for its future. From kindergarten through high school, we are investing in our children and community for both today and tomorrow.
We are inviting community members, parents, teachers, district leaders, staff, and students to participate in this committee. We ask that all committee members commit to attending an initial interest meeting on: Thursday, June 1, 5:30-6:30 PM.
The committee will be asked to develop an independent assessment and analysis of the short and long-term facility needs of the district. Conceptual recommendations will be shared with the board of education for future consideration. Any future decisions regarding facilities work would be made by the Board of Education, there is no work currently scheduled or planned.
THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE COMMITTEE:
Help to create and support schools as centers of community that offer school-based supports to children that eliminate barriers to success and serve the broader community.
Improve facilities management, including maintenance and capital improvement programs.
Secure adequate and equitable facilities funding.
Assist and advise the Board of Education on facility needs related to the educational program(s).
Assist and advise the Board of Education with reference to potential long-term Capital Project recommendations.
If you are interested in joining the committee, please click here or email JDenike@pvcsd.org.
Dr. Jeremy Luft
Superintendent of Schools