On June 6, 2019, Mayor Brian Traugott and community member Brenda Richards hosted a community forum to provide information and get feedback on the design of the new Woodford County High School. The presentation, which includes the feedback slides, is available in a link below.
The meeting was held at Woodford County Middle School and began at 5:30 p.m. and ended at 7:30 p.m.
Mayor Traugott opened the meeting with updates on the formation of the leadership committee, facts about the financial reality of the district, communication of need for a new school from the perspective of the community and need to attract future business, and possibility of phasing in the new high school.
Architect Kevin Locke engaged the 70+ people in attendance in interactive polling to get feedback on what the community most valued in the design of a new high school.
Architect Brian Buckner provided information on what 21st century learning needs according to research and design. Mr. Buckner provided images of possible classrooms to meet the needs of learners.
5 community members hosted tables to allow all in attendance the opportunity to ask questions and provide input in small groups. Tables were hosted by Mayor Traugott, Community Member Brenda Richards, Judge Executive James Kay, Community Member Rusty Thompson, and City Councilman Mike Coleman. Feedback and input was recorded and once combined will be posted below. Architects, board members, and school district representatives were positioned at tables and rotated to answer any question that was asked in the small groups.
Mayor Traugott and Brenda Richards adjourned the meeting and all present were encouraged to leave behind feedback in question in an anonymous feedback box. Those questions will be answered in a FAQ page posted on this website.
Feedback from the feedback box is listed below or questions in that box will be answered on the FAQ page.:
- Build, build, build… phase or not - please build!
- You need input from the medical professionals in the school.
- There needs to be open BETTER communication with all viewpoints respected without tension & animosity that there has been!
- Start now!!
- Building an auditorium + wait on the rest!
- Please include nurses in the the planning. Thank you!
- Build the school tomorrow. Phase it! Do it!
- Do not phase please. Enhance current programs