ISC to be Renamed

Instructional Services Center to be renamed through Community Input and Reflection
Posted on 05/22/2020
The Instructional Service Center at 510 Walnut Street, Farmington
The Instructional Service Center at 510 Walnut Street, Farmington is undergoing a refurbishing construction project to breathe new life into a building that has served its community since 1913. Many students and community members have passed through its halls for many different reasons.
 
A brief history is listed below:
 
-- 1913 Building built and opened.
-- 1929 First major addition built to add more classrooms and a gym on second level.                 
-- 1961 Large addition built on the north side of the building.
 
As rural schools began to close the district served more and more students. As the population of the surrounding area increased, the student population grew too. This building was used off and on, to serve students from preschool through grade 12, when other school facility space grew tight. The south parking lot area was utilized by moving in an older rural school building to house the overflow and then a few years later, 3 portable trailer type buildings were also placed in the south parking lot. As other school buildings were built the ISC was home to middle schoolers, kindergartners, Community Education and more recently Chartwell’s Food Service, Farmington Food Shelf, Early Childhood Family Education, Wee Tigers preschool, Special Education, Varsity Gymnastic Center/Twist “N” Tumble Gymnastics and Competition Cheer.
 
The refurbishing project is scheduled to be completed mid-August 2020 and District 192 Community Education programs, Special Ed Department, Chartwells and the Farmington Food Shelf will move back in to begin services late August- early September. The building will have spaces that were not used for many years, now available for whatever needs are identified and realized for district and public use.
 
As you can see by the history list, the building has had many names and the time has come for the community to suggest a new name for this historic public building. The building has served so many people in so many different ways and will continue to do so thanks to the investment from District 192 residents.
 
Please consider sharing your memories of this building and the experiences you had there. Did you experience growth in learning or develop a special relationship?  How can we continue to honor this building and its history with a new name to the facility?
 
District 192 will be renaming this building and would appreciate public input now through June 1, 2020. All suggestions will be reviewed. Names of private citizens or former educators will not be considered as this building’s history has impacted so many and its future service will belong to so many yet to come.

Please fill out an online ISC Input and Reflection Survey at:  https://bit.ly/192ISCNameSuggestions

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