This year the Newton Board of Education identified a district goal "to develop a future-focused, strategic school facilities plan." Following the development of a facilities analysis last summer and a public survey in the fall, the Board hired an architectural firm to assign rough costs to the identified areas of inadequacy. EI Associates conducted that task and presented cost estimates publicly on March 8, 2016. The results can be accessed at the following link: Facilities Cost Estimates Report.
The Board invites public input about the possible scenarios and cost estimates through letter to 57 Trinity Street, Newton, NJ 07860 or by email through our district website (click the icon on the home page labeled Contact).
Next steps include:
- A focus group of those who self-identified in the fall survey.
- A special public comment period on school facilities will be included on the agenda for the April 26 Board of Education meeting to be held at the District Office at 57 Trinity Street.
- The Board will take all forms of public input and develop a strategic plan by June 2016 to guide the district’s facilities improvement over the coming years.