MRA Announces Exciting New Building Project
As many of you know, MRA has been involved in strategic planning over the last few years and the Board of Trustees is pleased to make the following announcement:
The projects identified through the strategic planning process as the school's most pressing needs at this time are listed below and are shown above. Due to the very thoughtful, conservative fiscal stewardship our school leaders have been committed to over the years, these initial projects will be able to be funded through the school's normal operating budget.
- Parking and Circulation
- New Middle School Building
- New Cafeteria
Campus parking and traffic circulation are always a priority and will be addressed throughout this building phase to better serve our patrons.
Middle school is an important time in a student's life, academically, socially and emotionally. There are dramatic changes that occur during this time of life requiring a different, unique, and innovative approach to education. Currently at MRA every group has its own designated learning space except our middle school. By having their own space, this group of students will be able to grow and flourish in an age-appropriate environment structured specifically for them. This new building will also relieve classroom space limitations that we are currently experiencing in the elementary and high school. By providing additional classroom space, new programs and offerings can be considered.
The addition of a new cafeteria will enhance the overall dining experience of students in grades 1-12 with a much larger serving area and dining space.
Through the strategic planning process, it was recommended that a study be conducted to determine the feasibility of a capital campaign to fund possible additional projects. The feasibility study will begin this spring and will conclude in July.
Again, we are very excited about what is on the horizon for MRA and appreciate your input throughout the strategic planning process.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact any of the Board of Trustees or Administration.