Modernization Plans for Park View School Move Forward — Absent Community Input
Last Wednesday (May 16), I met with the Historic Preservation Office to discuss pending landmark nominations in the Park View neighborhood, and was surprised to see a different version of the planned modernization (dated May 15, 2012) of the Bruce-Monroe @ Park View School than the one presented to the School Improvement Team on March 20th. Overall, I agree with some of the changes and think others don’t go far enough. Still, I’m not overly happy that there has been no outreach or presentation to the greater community since January 28, 2012 — which seems to be the reason we have School Improvement Teams.
Additionally, without communication from the Department of General Services, it is difficult to tell if these are final drawings or proposals. Where I’m particularly concerned is that the community was promised at least one more public meeting in addition to the one on January 28th. I’ve been attempting to accomplish exactly that with DGS since April but without success thus far.
Given that work is supposed to begin when school gets out, we are quickly running out of time for DGS to keep its commitment. They have been invited to make a presentation at the June 13th ANC 1A meeting.Restoration repair and maintenance, Schools comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.