Now that we are a month into the school year, it is a good time for a few updates:
· I am very pleased to report the completion of the NKHS Athletic Turf Project. We will have a brief ceremony before NK’s Homecoming Football Game on October 18th to thank all of those, including NK voters, who have come together to produce such a beautiful and functional field. Just this past weekend, NKHS has already had a full schedule of school and community events on the new turf, including a record crowd at Friday’s NKHS Skippers Football Game, and we foresee a much greater usage of the field for NK district programs, extracurricular sports, and for NK community leagues going forward!
· District Bond Projects: The progress on major projects from the November 2018 Bond Approval of $13.5M to NKSD is as follows:
o Athletic Turf Project is complete, with track surfacing to continue into the spring and summer of 2020.
o Floor covering projects at Fishing Cove, Stony Lane, and Forest Park are complete
o HVAC installation at High School is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2020.
o New windows at DMS is scheduled to begin in summer 2020.
o Other smaller district projects at all schools are ongoing.
· In August and September, NKSD and the North Kingstown School Committee renew the district Strategic Plan and set goals for the new year. Copies of these goals documents can be found on the front page of the district web page: www.nksd.net
Phil Auger, Ph.D.