Questions & Fast Facts

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  • Why do we need to modernize PMS?

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    Built in 1932, PMS has undergone 11 construction projects, including an addition in 1994, and while the structure of PMS is sound, systems within the school (HVAC, electrical, etc.) are outdated or have exceeded their useful life. For this reason, increasing maintenance and operational costs due to inefficient systems direct funds toward the building instead of to PMS students and staff.

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  • How long will this project take?

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    While details will be determined during the design phase, there are several ways that the project could be completed. One decision is whether to phase the project and keep the school open to students and staff while construction is ongoing or to relocate until the project is complete.

    It is anticipated that the modernization project will be complete by 2022.

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  • How will the project impact my child?

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    Regardless of the ultimate project plan, students will learn in a safe and secure environment. We will utilize other facilities for sports and other events, as needed, and we are committed to ensuring that the instructional and social needs of students and staff are met throughout the project.

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  • How can I provide input on the project?

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    As part of the design process, we will ask members of our community for their input in a variety of ways. This input will be compiled, presented to the design group, and, as possible, incorporated into the project. While all input will be considered, it is important to note that funding is limited and developing realistic parameters for the project design will be integral to our success.

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  • How will the project affect student learning?

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    Students are taught and learn differently from when the school was originally constructed and even from when the addition was constructed. The daily technology needs of students and the impact this can have on an outdated electrical system is just one example of how teaching and learning has changed and how this shift can impact the effectiveness of a school building.

    It is vital that our students are provided the opportunity to access technology, collaborate in updated spaces, and learn in a quality environment. With new systems, facility updates and general repairs, PMS students and staff will reap instructional benefits.

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