Survey assesses proposed uses for Grand Lake Elementary School
April 7, 2015
The future of the former Grand Lake Elementary School is soon to be decided.
A survey asking town residents and locals about their preferences for the building is nearly finished and should be available for folks to fill out in the coming days and weeks.
The survey is being developed by the Grand Lake Elementary Building Committee, which was formed during the Grand Lake Livability seminar held in December 2014. The Committee consists of five active members and over half a dozen contributing voices from the community.
While the survey has not yet been finalized, Allison Beauvais, a member of the Grand Lake Elementary Building Committee, provided a preliminary copy to the Sky-Hi News. Once completed and approved by the town, the survey will be available online at the survey hosting website Survey Monkey.
The survey asks a number of demographic based questions; outlining the number of adults, seniors and children in the households taking the survey. It also asks various questions of parents regarding childcare, after school activities and summer schedules. The survey has a series of questions about possible specific uses for the school. There is also a lengthy list of possible uses for the facility that survey participants can check to indicate they would like the GLES used for such activities.
The survey will be available primarily online through Survey Monkey. Paper copies will be available at the Grand Lake Town Hall and also at the Grand Lake Children's Fair, scheduled for April 17. If you have questions about the GLES building survey you can contact Grand Lake Elementary School Building Committee member Allison Beauvais at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Town of Grand Lake does not yet officially own the BLES building, which is still the property of the East Grand School District (EGSD). The Town has considered purchasing the property from the EGSD for some time now and the two entities have been in ongoing negotiations over the property for the past several months.
The Grand Lake Board of Trustees will consider official action regarding the GLES at future meetings. Both the Grand Lake Board of Trustees and the EGSD Board of Education have previously expressed their approval of the sale of the facility but have been negotiating the finer details of the transaction.
The sale price for the building has previously been set at $10. As part of the sale the EGSD has required assurances from the Town of Grand Lake that the facility will not be used for any type of standard K-12 education program.