Project forum informs community, SCS leadership
Community members learned about renovations needed at Schoharie Jr./Sr.
High School during a Jan. 25 evening forum, and district leaders gained
valuable feedback from local residents.
"The forum provided interested community members
with insight into the need for renovations to the High School," said
Schoharie Superintendent David Blanchard. "Members of the public were
presented with an overview of the work of the district facility
committee. The presentation showcased the need to upgrade classroom
space to meet the instructional requirements of 21st century learning
"Tours were provided by Schoharie CSD staff members
to demonstrate areas in need of rehabilitation," he continued. "The
presentation also demonstrated how a classroom that has been
rehabilitated from the early 1900s can meet current learning standards
and instructional practices."
Blanchard said that several questions were asked
during the forum. Community members were interested in the timeline for
the project and how the educational program would be impacted during
"The need to approach such a comprehensive
rehabilitation of an old facility in a slow methodical manner was
discussed," Blanchard said. "The process will likely involve
construction of small sections of the building being completed before
moving on, which will be a slow process.
"The building is 90 years old and so will not be
redeveloped in 12-18 months. It will likely take years, not months, to
complete the project."