SALINA SCHOOL DISTRICT: Salina, Kansas
In April 2014, voters in Salina, Kan., approved a $110.7 million bond issue to address a variety of needs at Salina Public Schools, including improvements and renovations at both Salina South High School and Salina Central High School. The district hired a local architect and a national design firm to engage students, staff and the community throughout the planning process, and made a plan to implement ideas received from several community meetings. To take advantage of best practices and optimize the educational experience of its students, the district began exploring opportunities through classroom design and the furniture used throughout the school. After meeting with the director of bonds projects with the district, Scott Rice was chosen to work directly with the school district to evaluate furniture options specifically created for educational environments.