Parkview asking for additional input

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Catherine W. Idzerda
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

ORFORDVILLE—Parkview School District officials want to make sure they have a solid foundation before they proceed with any building.

On Monday, the district's long range planning committee decided to hold another community information and feedback session regarding a proposed referendum.  The meeting will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17.

More than 100 people attended the first meeting Oct. 15. 

“We received pretty positive feedback from the first meeting,” said Parkview Superintendent Steve Lutzke. “We like to get more feedback, perhaps from a different contingent of the community.”

The last meeting was held on a Tuesday night when there were other activities at the school. The Sunday meeting will finish well before that day's 7:30 p.m. Green Bay Packers game, he said.

The committee is considering three options. Two include closing Parkview Primary School in Footville.

The options are:

-- Remodeling and expanding what is now the junior high/high school building to house 4-year-old kindergarten through sixth grade. Grades seven through 12 would be moved to what is now Parkview Elementary. Parkview Primary would be closed.

The cost is estimated at $17 million.

-- Remodeling and expanding Parkview Elementary to house 4-year-old kindergarten through third grade. Fourth grade through 12th grade would be housed at what is now the junior high/high school building. Parkview Primary would be closed.

The cost would be about $20 million.

-- Renovating the junior high/high school building, Parkview Elementary and Parkview Primary. No grades would be moved between buildings.

The cost would be $7 million to $9 million.

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