FACTS Final Report
FACTS Final Report Delivered to Richland County CUSD 1 Board of Education
This is the image for the news article titled FACTS Final Report Delivered to Richland County CUSD 1 Board of EducationOn Tuesday evening, November 14, 2017, the co-chairs of the FACTS (Facility Advisory Citizens for Tomorrow's Students) community engagement program will deliver its final report to the Richland County CUSD 1 Board of Education. All community members are encouraged to attend. This program, involving five community-wide meetings, began in January 2017 and will conclude its activities with Tuesday night's report to the Board of Education.

"We are very much looking forward to this report," commented Jeff Wilson, President of the Board of Education. "Hundreds of community members worked hard learning about the condition of our facilities, what it takes to make them future ready, and prioritizing improvements into a phased-in long range plan."

"From the very first FACTS meeting, many were pleasantly surprised at the fundamentally sound condition of our high school and how it could be renovated and improved to accommodate today's educational programs," added Richland superintendent Larry Bussard. "Not only can we protect the investment in our high school, an investment that has been made by many generations of residents, but we can make upgrades that assure the building can provide an outstanding educational environment for many more generations of high school students. Not only will the high school look better, but more importantly, it will enable our students to perform better in school and be better prepared for higher education or the workplace.

The FACTS program was co-chaired by three community members: Darin Blank, Lauren McClain and Jon Racklin. "Darin, Lauren, and Jon put an incredible amount of time, energy and leadership skill into this program,," commented Jeff Wilson. "The community owes them a huge debt of gratitude."

The Board meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14. All community members are invited to attend.