Monroe Local Schools is approaching full capacity in its two school buildings and is working with a facilities advisory team comprised of community members, parents and educators to determine how it should accommodate a growing student population.
Residents are invited to a panel discussion with the school board and the facilities advisory team to hear how the community feels about the district’s future. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Monroe High School auditorium, 220 Yankee Road.
The district’s Primary building, constructed in 1954, was designed to house 339 students and currently has 470 students enrolled. The district’s 2-12 building was opened in 2004 and was designed for 1,883 students. There are currently 2,410 students attending the school.
The school district qualifies for 49 percent matching funds from the state to construct a new school building. That money would be made available to co-fund the construction if a bond issue was successful in November 2018, according to the district.
To submit questions ahead of the Oct. 16 discussion, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.