Board Keeps RainDance Land for Future School

Board Keeps RainDance Land for Future School
Posted on 05/04/2022
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The Board of Education determined to keep the RainDance property as a future traditional public school site at its May 4 special meeting.

The RainDance school site is slated in the district’s long-range facilities plan as the future home of a 600-student K-5 elementary school. Additionally, the site will provide classrooms for 64 preschool students. If approved by voters in November, the school could open as early as fall 2024.

“The RainDance site is a key component to the district’s long-range plan and addressing the continued rapid growth in our community,” said Board President Russ Smart. “Our district schools are over capacity. We look to our community for support in making our plan a reality and providing the learning environments our students need and deserve.”

American Legacy Academy (ALA) presented a proposal before the Board to acquire the site from the district for $2.1 million. 

“We view the land proposal as a separate conversation from the charter application,” President Smart said. 

ALA submitted its charter application for initial review on April 18. Independent review is currently underway to ensure the application is complete. Once brought before the Board, community input meetings will be held. As a sole charter authority, the Board approves or denies any charter applications brought forth within the district’s boundaries.

“We look forward to reviewing the completed application and building a strong partnership with ALA to best serve the students of our community,” said Smart.

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