Next January, we have an opportunity to make Los Alamos more inviting to the young families that are essential to the future of LANL (and Los Alamos).
On May 10, 2007, I attended the first meeting of the Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) Facility Planning Committee (FPC). The school board had asked me, Larry Goen, Al Moelenback, Stan Primak and Grant Stewart to serve with two board members and LAPS staff with the goal of developing “a long-range facility asset management program aligned with the district’s fundamental mission.” We were assisted by Bob Robie, a registered architect from the firm, Architectural Research Consultants (ARC). ARC is a unique architectural consulting firm specializing in the areas of planning, architectural programming, facility evaluation, and architectural research.
We by evaluating the condition of our schools and then recommending remodeling or rebuilding depending on the life cycle cost. We toured all the schools and met with LAPS facilities staff. In our 20-year plan to address needs at all schools our highest priorities were to renovate the high school and middle school, to replace Aspen school and to enhance major maintenance at the other schools.