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1998-29 Increase Enrollment in Parkland Area Schools USOLlJ'1':IOH 98 - ~9 A USOLUT:IOH OF THE C:ITY CONN:ISS:IOH OF THE C:ITY OF PARltLAND, FLOR:IDA, tJRG:IHG THE SCHOOL BOARD OF BROWARD COUN'l'Y 'l'O PLAN AND PtJHD A M:IDDLE SCHOOL AND A X-8 SCHOOL FAC:IL:ITY 'l'O MBBT THE ANT:IC:I- PATED :IHCRBASIHG BNROLLMBNTS IN PARltLAND ARBA SCHOOLS WHEREAS, the growth and development rate in Northwest Broward County and the City of Parkland have been moderate yet consistent with corresponding increases in public school enrollments; and WHBRBAS, in Parkland alone, over 3,.000 undeveloped areas will add to the population and school age residents; and WHEREAS, earlier plans for a middle school adjacent to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were enthusiastically supported by the land owner, residents, and school administrators; and WHEREAS, the major developer pledged property for a K-8 or elementary school project on Pine Island Road in Parkland to meet the continuing demands for classroom facilities; and WHEREAS, available funding sources should be shared throughout Broward County so that equality of classroom facilities throughout the school system is common practice, HOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PAlUtLAND, FLORIDA: Section 1, The Mayor, City Commission, and residents of the City of Parkland unanimously urge the Broward County School Board to re-consider the current proposed long range five year plan to include additional classroom space, Section 2, The Broward County School Board is urged to consider all funding alternatives including Certificates of Participation so current and future residents of the County can invest in resources necessary for quality public education. Section 3, While of excellent scholastic and athletic renown, the high school within Parkland City limits will not effectively accommodate anticipated increases in high school students in Northwest Broward while maintaining its historic excellence and an additional high school facility should be sited and funded for Northwest Broward County to again equalize available facilities Countywide, Section 4, Rather than attempt the recent apparently successful confrontational approach to the issue of future school site designations and funding, the Mayor, City Commission, and residents of Parkland request at least equal consideration for not having staged a public demand for future facilities, Section 5, Parkland expresses support for the School Board and Administration believing the final decision of the five year plan process will pledge fair and equitable funding applications to Parkland and Northwest Broward, PASSED AND ADOPTED THIS 3 DAY OF JUNE , 1998. CITY OF PAlUtLAND, FLORIDA SAL~~ ATTESTED: ~.. f7 /:" 1"1