Yorkville Supt. Dr. Tim Shimp

Yorkville CUSD #115 Supt. Dr. Timothy Shimp (Yorkville CUSD #115 photo)

Yorkville School District #115 officials say now is the time for the public to come out to discuss the future of Yorkville's facilities and schools.

The school district is holding another community meeting on Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. in the Yorkville High School Library where the implementation of a master facilities plan will again be discussed.

WSPY sat down with Supt. Dr. Tim Shimp on Monday and spoke about what the district is looking into and what residents can expect at the Tuesday meeting.

Shimp was asked whether the district eyes the construction of new buildings, add ons or closing or re-arranging buildings?

Supt. Shimp says the district is working with a demographer simultaneously with the architect DLR Group to look at enrollment and community growth. Currently, around 1,860 are enrolled at the high school level, around 980 are in middle school, with Pre-K through 6th grade comprising of the rest of the 6,200 total enrollment.

Dr. Shimp said in a message to the public that over the next 8 to 12 months, the "Evolution 115" plan will require the district to think of new classroom/learning space options and using data on current facility usage, the future of education and workplaces and the community's expectations and desires, a plan will be adopted to guide the future.

Supt. Shimp says by late Summer or early Fall a plan in it's final stages should be brought to the school board.

You can hear more on our conversation with Supt. Shimp and Yorkville School District Director of Communications Kristine Liptrot, here: