assessed by yearly inspections of existing buildings and ranking the most critical needs District-wide by, based on “warm, safe, and dry” for our students and staff, life of the building system, and function. New schools needs are prioritized based on current overcrowding and projections of growth by regional experts. We also have to factor in where we have land or can purchase land. We then take all proposals to our community oversight group, the Capital Funding Protection Committee, in open, public meetings. From those proposals, that committee makes a recommendation to the school district’s Board of Trustees in another public meeting. Any of this committee’s recommendations that the Board accepts then move forward and are planned, bid, and built.