On September 12, DCPS held a meeting with Miner parents, staff, and administrators to kick off Miner's 2019 "Master Site Planning" process. The school community has now officially begun a discussion about the future of Miner’s outdoor campus and playgrounds, and the changes desired to see happen for Miner students. At the meeting, DCPS presented their plan to have equipment ordered in January 2019 so construction can begin in March or April, with completion before school starts in August 2019.
This fall and winter, DCPS will continue to hold monthly meetings open to the entire Miner community, including families, staff, and community members. These forums are an your opportunity to provide feedback and share your vision and ideas for what you'd like to see changed about Miner’s outdoor campus and playgrounds. The Miner PTO will provide further details about these meetings and how to participate as the particulars are finalized with DCPS.
In addition to public forums, Miner will establish a smaller "Master Site Planning Team" who will meet regularly with DCPS, the DC Department of General Services (DGS), site architects, and general contractors for detailed discussions and decision-making. This team will consist of 3 teachers, 3 parents, 1 student, 1 staff, and the custodial foreman.
DCPS and the Miner administration has asked the PTO to guide the process for choosing parents to be on the Master Site Planning Team. If you are a parent or guardian who is interested in serving on this team, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and include which days of the week work best for you for evening meetings. Ideally the team will consist of parents with children from as many grade levels as possible.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this topic, please feel free to reach out to Miner PTO President Julie Muir (email@example.com).