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Letter: Next steps in the RFSD

Three weeks have passed since the successful conclusion of the Bond Together campaign. Over the coming years, a number of critical infrastructure projects will be completed throughout the schools of the Roaring Fork School District. I want to extend my thanks to our community for their continued support of our schools. Winning any election is a team effort. No matter how small, your support was critical.

A special thanks to the following individuals who gave selflessly throughout the campaign: Debbie Bruell, Kimi Mischke, Doug Pratte, Colleen Barill, Rachel Schaefer, Carolyn Glasgow, Amelia Potvin, Audrey Hazleton, Julia Lang, Autumn Riviera, Karl Hanlon, Diana Sirko, Rob Stein, Jeff Gatlin, Nikki Jost, Shannon Pelland, Suzanne Wolff, Jen Rupert, Ellen Freedman, Ted Busch, Jonathan Lowsky, Phil Gallegos, Tom Penzel, Paul Freeman, Bill Anuszewski, Sheryl Barto, Cortni O'Brien, Linda Fiske and Kara Williams. Without the boundless energy of this group and so many others, we would not have secured our community's support!

What are the next steps?

Launch a section of the Roaring Fork School District website dedicated to tracking progress on these projects and keeping you informed about opportunities for community input.

Secure the services of a firm providing owner's representative services. This firm will help the district develop a master schedule for all projects and serve in a day-to-day management process throughout the duration of all projects (except housing-related projects).

Conduct a special meeting of the board of education Dec. 1 at 4:30 p.m. at the district office to review next steps including, but not limited to, composition of project/oversight committees, bond issue structure and affordable-housing projects. This meeting is open to the public.

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If you have any questions regarding next steps, do not hesitate to contact Shannon Pelland, assistant superintendent and CFO, at 970-384-6003, or Jeff Gatlin, COO, at 970-384-6024.

Matthew Hamilton

Carbondale

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