In December 2023, the WASD Board of Education created the ad hoc Community Impact Committee (CIC) in response to the failed April 2023 Elementary School Referendum in order to gather input and receive feedback from stakeholders, including senior citizens, community members, parents, alumni, staff members, and elected officials.

The Board selected individuals with diverse backgrounds with the purpose to have the members learn more about the current state of the school facilities; collaborate with district personnel, architects, and other stakeholders to examine and provide feedback and considerations related to facility improvement projects; and ensure that district facilities align with the latest educational standards, safety regulations, and technology advancements.

Since its implementation, CIC Members have come together for over 195 hours while helping to facilitate the Community Conversations in April and May and provide input on a second community survey that will be going out to residents in the next few weeks.

The information in this survey is vital for WASD's long-range planning as well as next steps for what to do with Riverview Elementary School. To read more about the Community Impact Committee, Community Conversations, School Finance, and Facility Study Reports provided to the District by CG Schmidt and Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP, click the links to the left.