Episode 1013

FM #1013 - Tri-County RVTHS Community Update #4 - 06/15/23

Published on: 16th June, 2023

This session of the radio show shares the Tri-County RVTHS Community Update #4 held on Thursday, June 15, 2023.

Tri-County Superintendent Karen Maguire opens the session and introduces each of the speakers. My brief recap is as follows:

  • The current school is 'broken', per the MSBA process the building did evaluate options to renovate, renovate & create an addition, or rebuild. The rebuild option was selected as the most viable 
  • The cost today is shown as 284M
  • Oct 24, 2023 is scheduled date for approval of the Tri-County school replacement project approval assuming that MSBA decides on a final cost during August
  • When MSBA does approve the final cost, they should also provide the reimbursement expected, hence the bottom line for the district to pay
  • Additional details will be provided after MSBA makes their decision
  • After the October vote to approve the project, additional details for the cost per community can be developed
  • It is likely that the first payments wouldn’t be due until FY 2026 or FY 2027
  • The October vote will be conducted across the 11 communities at the same time, from 12 PM to 8 PM. The vote will be counted in aggregate and a 50% +1 is required for passage


The slides shown during the meeting video are expected to be posted to the Tri-County page on Friday. Once the link is found, it will be added here. In the meantime, I did capture photos of the slides and speakers. Those can be found in one album ->  https://photos.app.goo.gl/Wx3ST2CPAogW5cfV6 

Franklin TV did a live broadcast of the meeting from Tri-County and it is available for replay via YouTube -> https://www.youtube.com/live/7SYEYsoyaAU 

Learn more about the project here: 

https://t.co/RZSVcuyv3t  or -> https://www.tri-countybuilding.com/communityoutreach 

Shared from -> https://t.co/aeo82I1eow 


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