Action Line: Joint Assembly and School Board Facility Planning Committee met Thursday

    JUNEAU, Alaska (KINY) - The Joint Assembly and School Board Facility Planning Committee looked at the scope of the work its contracting out during a meeting Thursday.

    That was a topic of discussion on Action Line Friday.

    Assembly member Jerry Nankervis serves on the committee.

    "We looked at the plan and what we were going to ask the vendor to provide as part of that contract, and that was pretty much all we discussed, along with the timelines we expect," stated Nankervis. "The process is similar to the energy plan in that we have somebody help us, it gets vetted through the committee, and then it will go back for a draft version that comes back before the whole assembly and school board where we'll get to make some more comments before it's completed. It's very similar to the process we use for other things, like the Auke Bay plan and things like that. It's anticipated to be done next October in 2017."

    Formation of the committee was spurred by the Legislature's imposition of a five year moratorium on the reimbursement for new school construction and renovation.

    "It was an attempt to get a group together to look at what the shape of our facilities is, where we need to invest money in them, what facilities we need or don't need, and how we should use those facilities, in light of predicted student populations."

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