P.R.I.M.E. Committee Presses Forward with Latest Community Engagement Meeting

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More than 50 individuals who are part of the Berkshire Local Schools’ P.R.I.M.E. Committee recently reconvened with a meeting to move forward with the exciting next steps for the PreK-12 construction process. Under the overall leadership of representatives from BSHM Architects, who have been contracted to design the building, the forum included a summary of ten School Planning Concepts from which professionals associated with the project will draw detailed community feedback over the next several months. Viewed as the future community hub, the Berkshire PreK-12 campus will thoughtfully consider such planning concepts as Security, Maximum Collaboration for learning, Wayfinding for students, Flexibility, Operations, Diversity, Health and Sustainability. After elaborating on each of the topics, meeting organizers opened the floor to a robust question-and-answer session, where participants from the community, including parents, teachers and other local leaders, weighed in on a variety of topics. Feedback from the community addressed matters of external building façade design and materials, the scope of collaboration in classrooms, renewable energy opportunities, walkability and outdoor learning spaces. Berkshire’s new PreK-12 Facility will be constructed on the Kent State University-Geauga Campus, the atrium of which, served as the location for this particular community meeting. More community engagement sessions are planned over the coming weeks and months. Architects hope to use these sessions to gather more detailed input and refined feedback, so that by year’s end, a solid footprint of the building and campus layout can be envisioned and presented. In all, this latest P.R.I.M.E. Committee community engagement meeting represents the next step in the construction process and previews more exciting sessions to come. Thank you to all who participated.

 

 

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