Fowler School District held its second open house regarding its Facilities Master Plan on Dec. 20. The event was held at Fowler Middle/High School’s gymnasium and featured mock-ups for each of the three proposed facility master plan scenarios.
Each scenario offered varying degrees of renovations, remodeling and other improvements that would benefit the school district in accessibility, safety, and education accommodation.
The school district utilized a Planning Assistance Team, comprised of parents, teachers and members of the Fowler community, to construct each scenario. Superintendent Alfie Lotrich and School Board Treasurer Mike Thomas were part of the team, although they mostly served as observers and left the majority of the decision making to the team members.
The Planning Assistance Team consulted with RTA Architects, which researched the facilities master plan options, coordinated Planning Assistance Team meetings, and organized the community open houses. Doug Abernathy of RTA Architects attended the Open House on Thursday to take questions about the facility master plan.
Each master plan scenario, tiered by cost and the extent of work required, recommended specific updates or changes to both Fowler Elementary and the Fowler Middle/High School.