SLE Facilities Update – Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between a capital campaign and school-based fundraising?

A capital campaign is a one-time funding ask for new and improved school facilities. School-based fundraising includes the following: Annual Family Give, Walk-A-Thon, Raffle, Spring Bash & Auction, and other smaller events. These campaigns and events fund aspects of the CWC Learning Model, including Teaching Associates (smaller student-teacher ratios), professional development for teachers, social and emotional development, project-based learning, field trips, Spanish, art, music, and diversity and inclusion initiatives. 

Are other play structures going to be purchased and added in advance of Phase II construction being fully completed?

At this time, no. We believe the current slope of the surface creates potential safety hazards for our students and staff. Additionally, a permanent installation of a play structure may not be allowed by the city. We will continue to monitor the situation to see if this changes. 

Can we continue to adapt the outdoor space prior to the full next phase?

Yes! Non-permanent structures and beautification can continue, but we will need to consult with the architects to make sure it is allowed. Coach Jaron Williams has been spearheading the beautification at the school and would be your first point of contact for any ideas. 

Can we plant trees anytime soon?

Potentially. Some trees could be added in pots around the outdoor space and be re-used later, but they may not be one of the main trees used in the installation. Trees seen in the Phase II design plans will need to be a certain type of tree, which will be specified as the construction process continues. 

What is the plan for the shade structure along the building?

It was supposed to be installed over Spring Break 2020, but there are still some permitting processes that need to be completed. We will update you as we get more information on its completion (hopefully before next school year!)

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