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Delaney updates RSF School Board

RANCHO SANTA FE — Superintendent Lindy Delaney provided the RSF School Board of Trustees with a quick update on where the District was as it neared the end of 2014. Currently, the school year is passing one-third of its schedule.

“It seems to be going very, very quickly,” she said. “The students are doing very well.”

She described its recent “Grandparents and Special Friends Day” at the Roger Rowe School as phenomenal. Delaney commended the great performances by its kindergarten thru fifth graders in their choir and band presentations. The day went wonderfully due to the efforts of the Education Foundation.

“It’s nice to let our grandparents and special friends get a glimpse into the lives of our children,” she said.

Likewise, the children’s recent theatrical production of The Wizard of Oz received much praise.

“I have to say I think this might have been the best one ever. They always seem to get better and better, but this was well done,” Delaney said. “It was fun to see the students’ just love doing it.”

Delaney pointed out that a production of this type takes work. She also shared with the board that a parent approached her saying how she had paid for different productions in junior theaters, and told Delaney that their school’s production was the best she has seen.

“That was a very nice compliment,” said Delaney, adding how the holiday concerts were around the corner, too.

On the business side of things, Delaney said, they were in the process of taking the steps to spend its Prop 39 monies. Currently, they were going to issue a request for proposal (RFP) in terms of an architect and any others in needs for new construction and modernization of the school. These upgrades would include items such as chillers and pumps to help deliver the air.

“We’ll do walk-throughs in February of the site so whoever we select as the group of people who come into the bid will take them on a walk. Then they’ll submit their formal bid and hopefully by March 5, we’ll have a proposal for the board to approve,” she said.  “We want to get in the queue early because they build chillers to fit your school.”

Delaney also touched upon the LED lighting project in the 400 building and looking into solar energy. She also wanted the board to know that its energy bills dropped a little in the month of December like she thought it would.

“It was $13,000 something as opposed to $19,000 but it’s still pretty high,” said Delaney, noting how they wanted to see if it was feasible to install solar.

Finalizing her report, Delaney thanked the board and those in attendance while wishing everyone an enjoyable holiday season.