Collingswood Residents Discuss The Upcoming Stadium Bond Referendum Details

I attended the second night of the World Cafe style discussion forum to discuss the proposed Stadium Project at the High School. This is the information that was presented to all of the attendees on October 3, 2017.

 

Part 1
Introduction and a presentation of the needs that this project would satisfy from the Board of Education.

 

Part 2
Discussion Areas And Results

Stadium

The purpose of these tables was to discuss the details of the stadium part of the project. This included the stands, the track, practice field, main field, synthetic turf, and baseball fields. Here is what contributors thought of the stadium project as proposed:

Outdoor

These tables discussed the additional outdoor spaces in the district that would receive funds for outdoor enrichment improvements. Things like playground equipment, maintenance on existing playground space, and new surfaces were included with this section. Here is what people were talking about for this part of the project:

Indoor

The other topic was for the new indoor space, this aspect of the project has been considered the most controversial. This is for a new indoor space- that would be constructed off of the new stands in the stadium and connecting to the existing high school structure. The indoor space proposed includes office space for the Superintendent and staff, meeting rooms, locker rooms/ changing areas for teams, restrooms, the STEAM lab space, concession stand, and a new space for the 18-21 special education program. Here are the areas that the discussion centered around for the Indoor improvements:

 

Part 3
Conclusion and Public Comment Section for the Board of Education Meeting

 

The report aggregating the feedback that was given over the two sessions will be presented at the next Board of Education Meeting, on October 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm at Zane North Elementary School in the All Purpose Room.

What are your thoughts? What would you like to see happen with the stadium? Repair? Replace? Or Something else?

 

Jen R

Jen R

Jen Rossi, Chief Information Officer (CIO) Jen Rossi moved to Collingswood with her spouse in 2012. She is a graduate of Georgian Court University with a Bachelor's Degree in Education and Fine Art. She has a certificate of eligibility with advanced standing in Elementary Education (K-5) and as a Teacher of Fine Art (K-12). After a part-time floating position and substitute teaching, Jen returned to the corporate world. Professionally Jen is a Digital Marketing Manager for a privately owned insurance brokerage, providing important information on how to reduce the risks in today's business world: ranging from slip and fall injuries to computer network hacks. Getting the information in the hands of people who need it with the help of guidebooks, webinars, instructional videos, blog posts, social media alerts, and online courses. With this background in education and knowledge of the process for communicating important information to anyone willing to hear it, Jen focuses her energy on making a big impact with small things- making life a little more convenient, helping people get informed, keeping things practical and timely, and encouraging achievable goals for success. In her free time, Jen loves upcycling, improving, and otherwise repurposing materials to the delight of family, neighbors, and Etsy customers. She looks forward to running down questions and getting helpful information into social feeds and inboxes of members of the Collingswood community.