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Nine named to review committee

Nine people have been selected for the Central Valley School District’s Community Facilities Review Committee.

The nine members represent the neighborhoods near Central Valley High School, Adams, Liberty Lake and Chester elementary schools, Greenacres and Evergreen middle schools and the district’s Summit School, an alternative parent co-op school within the district, said Melanie Rose, district spokeswoman. Two are at large, serving as residents of the district as a whole.

The community-based committee will take on the task of sorting through and analyzing suggestions and comments gathered by the district regarding the proposed facilities concept.

The plan includes building two new schools, remodeling and updating six other buildings within the district. District officials also are considering relocating, transitioning, and replacing other schools that have seen dwindling enrollment numbers in recent years.

The proposed plan is based on the findings of a committee charged last year with investigation growth in the 80-square-mile district.

The school board voted in November to take the proposed concept to the community for input before making a decision to go forward, which would include placing a bond before district voters.

District officials are in the process of meeting with parents and community members in each of the district’s neighborhood schools to present the facilities concept, and to gather written feedback.

The new review committee was selected from a group of 14 applicants, over half of which were from the Liberty Lake area, Rose said. Liberty Lake Elementary School is currently over capacity, and will be short two classrooms next year.

The committee will meet for the first time Jan. 26 and plans to make a recommendation to the school board about the proposed plan based on the comments gathered from the community.

“We’re hoping to present the results at the last (board) meeting in March,” Rose said.

For more information about the proposed facilities plan, or to make a written comment, go to, or call 228-5405.