Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 2/19/2019 - 5:00 PM
Category: Study/Action Items
Type: Action
Subject: Use of Pine Drive Site for Alternate Education Facility and Career Technical Education (10 minute presentation; 10 minute Q&A)
End Statements:
End Statement V Financial Well-Being
Financial Well-Being
End Statement I - Academic Excellence
Academic Excellence
Enclosure: Attachment #1: Pine Drive Site Ref Alt Ed and CTE Presentation 02.19.2019
File Attachment:
Pine Drive Site Ref Alt Ed & CTE Presentation 02.19.2019.pdf
Summary : Background Information:

This 18-acre school site is located at 11041 Pine Drive in Parker north of the intersection of Mainstreet and Pine Drive.

The site is owned by Douglas County School District and is zoned for public school facilities. An environmental assessment and survey of the site have been completed and there are no concerns. The acreage of the site is sufficient to provide space for both an Alternative Education facility and Career Technical Education. In addition, it is anticipated that the District will be able to obtain from Douglas County, at no cost to the district, a two-acre parcel of open space land adjacent to and north of the site. This would increase the total acreage of the site to 20 acres, and Douglas County School District would request from Douglas County access to the road on the north side of the site to improve access.

Rationale for Request:

The 2018 Bond includes funds for a new Alternative Education facility and Career Technical Education.

The site is ideally located in central Parker to provide access to students for these programs.

Staff met with Parker’s Town Administrator, Community Development Director, Economic Development Manager, and the President and CEO of the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce to discuss the potential use of the site and partnerships. Parker staff fully supports the use of the site for such a purpose and embraces a partnership.

While school capacity needs are forecasted in the northeast Parker area and at Franktown Elementary School, dedicated school sites exist in these areas to provide the needed capacity if new construction is the method used. The Pine Drive site is not needed for typical classroom capacity in the District.

Based on these factors, on February 6, 2019 the Long Range Planning Committee recommended using the Pine Drive site for a new Alternative Education facility and Career Technical Education.

Summary of Cost:

There is no cost for the site. Douglas County School District owns the 18-acre parcel. Douglas County School District will request the adjacent 2-acre parcel from Douglas County at no cost through the county’s Land Disposal process.

Funds are available in the 2018 Bond for a new Alternative Education facility and Career Technical Education. A potential partnership could offset capital and operational costs for Career Technical Education.
Funding:
Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the recommendation from staff and the Long Range Planning Committee to use the Pine Drive school site for a new Alternative Education facility and Career Technical Education.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Richard Cosgrove - Chief Operations Officer
Signed By:
Dr. Thomas Tucker - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Vogel W Moved, Member Lemieux A seconded to approve the Original motion 'That the Board of Education approve the recommendation from staff and the Long Range Planning Committee to use the Pine Drive school site for a new Alternative Education facility and Career Technical Education.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 6 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 6 - 0