o The existing science labs are original to the building, which opened more than 50 years ago. Their life expectancy has been extended through diligent maintenance, but updates to the plumbing and the chemical tabletops are needed.
o Plans call for creation of a Health Careers Center in the rooms across from the PHS pool balcony, which currently are occupied by Student Services and special education. (Student Services would move to a centralized location at the front of the school with other district offices.)
o Fairview does not have a cafeteria or kitchen. Students get their food from mobile carts set up in the hallway and eat at tables set up in the foyer.
o In addition, the PHS cafeteria looks much as it did when the school opened more than 50 years ago; making it into more of a commons would better facilitate student groups collaborating on projects. Enhanced outdoor seating could encourage students to get a bit of fresh air during their lunch period.
o The small gyms at Fairview and Parkview limit the number of stations that P.E. teachers can have set up at any one time, which means students must wait for a turn. Larger, two-court gyms like that at Horizon would allow for twice as much student movement in the same amount of time. Larger gyms also offer a viable indoor recess option for those days when it is too cold to play outside.