more than a decade of discussion about how new facilities would best
serve Albany High School students for generations to come, the City
School District of Albany began in November 2012 planning for a proposal
to rebuild and
enlarge the 41-year-old school.
Designed in the 1960s and built in the early 1970s, the school no
longer can meet teaching and learning needs of today's students, and is
too small to serve the school's rapidly growing student population. It is
falling apart in many areas and, like many public facilities across the
state and nation, presents safety challenges in today’s world.
The district's process of Re-Imagining Albany High School in partnership
with the community included dozens of small- and large-group meetings,
an online community survey and numerous public updates at Board of
Education meetings throughout the three-year process. Even before the
process of Re-Imagining Albany High School officially began, an ad hoc
High School Facilities Advisory Committee studied
options for a completely new or renovated Albany High during the winter
and spring of 2012. That committee, made up of 38 representatives from
the community, focused on the options of renovating the current high
school and building a completely new high school campus.
download that May 2012 report in .pdf format.
Please follow the links below to read more about the process that led to
the proposal Albany voters narrowly defeated (a 92-vote margin out of
nearly 13,000 cast) on Nov. 3, 2015: