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  • ADA Acccessiblity and Wellness Logo RTSD administration and the School Board have been investigating infrastructure upgrades to Radnor High School’s athletics facilities that would ensure ADA accessibiility and enhance wellness for the entire Radnor community -- students, parents, and residents. The investigation into upgrades to the facilities began in earnest in November 2016 with the realization that the bleachers at Prevost Field, which hosts many athletic and band activities, needed to be replaced to meet ADA accessibility requirements and to address other structural issues.

Progress

  • An update on the project and a new video of the renovations was provided at the Jan. 19 Facilities Committee Meeting of the Whole Board. View the video of the meeting here.

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  • January 7, 2021

    A virtual meeting of the RHS ADA Accessibility and Wellness Infrastrucuture Project Committee via Zoom took place January 7.

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  • December 23, 2020

    A virtual meeting of the RHS ADA Accessibility and Wellness Infrastrucuture Project Committee via Zoom took place December 23. Fidevia presented the Construction Document cost estimate update, which shows the project to be within the approved budget. The Committee reviewed the recommendations for construction phase contingency and potential bid alternates. Breslin presented further development of the options for display throughout the work areas of the project.

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  • December 10, 2020

    A virtual meeting of the RHS ADA Accessibility and Wellness Infrastrucuture Project Committee via Zoom took place December 10. The Committee discussed various topics including preliminary building code review, pedestrian guardrail and fencing design, building access control, and HVAC system design.

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  • November 25, 2020

    A virtual meeting of the RHS ADA Accessibility and Wellness Infrastrucuture Project Committee via Zoom took place November 25.

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  • November 19, 2020

    Members of the steering committee, including representatives from Breslin Architects, toured the areas of RHS proposed for exhibits and displays as part of the Radnor History and Spirit Gallery.

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  • October 29, 2020

    A virtual meeting of the RHS ADA Accessibility and Wellness Infrastrucuture Project Committee via Zoom took place October 29. Breslin and Fidevia presented revised cost estimate breakdowns including the Board approved budget increase for the Spirit Gallery. ELA reviewed comments received from the Township submission and reported that the DEP sewage capacity waiver has been approved. The Committee noted the need to integrate the Spirit Gallery graphics with the larger District rebranding effort. Design review meetings were scheduled with sports teams, band and PE representatives.

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  • October 27, 2020

    At the School Board's virtual monthly business meeting on Oct. 27, the Board approved a design modification for the Accessibility and Wellness Infrastructure Project to include a Radnor History and Spirit Gallery at an estimated cost of $390,000. View a one-slide recap of the Radnor History and Spirit Gallery here and the full presentation and images here.

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  • October 15, 2020

    A virtual meeting of the RHS ADA Accessibility and Wellness Infrastrucuture Project Committee via Zoom took place October 15. The Committee decided to recommend the Spirit Gallery be presented to the Board with a recommendation to increase the project budget. Breslin presented the space layouts that have been reviewed with high school administration and faculty.

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  • October 1, 2020

    A virtual meeting of the RHS ADA Accessibility and Wellness Infrastrucuture Project Committee via Zoom took place Ocotober 1. The Committee discussed options for members to review a progress set of the design documents. ELA updated the Committee on the status of Township and DEP review. Further discussion included more detail on a proposed Radnor Spirit Gallery to display current and historical 2D, 3D and digital items. Breslin presented design options for display locations. All necessary Township and County land development submissions are underway.

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  • September 29, 2020

    At the School Board's virtual monthly business meeting on Sept. 29, the Board approved approves that the construction document for the RHS Accessibility and Wellness Project include an alternate for a Natatorium Source Capture Air Quality Exhaust System.

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  • September 22, 2020

    At the School Board's virtual Facilities Committee meeting on Sept. 22, the committee recommended the Board approved that the construction document for the Accessibility and Wellness Project shall include an alternate for a Natatorium Source Capture Air Quality Exhaust System (view here).

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  • September 17, 2020

    A virtual meeting of the RHS ADA Accessibility and Wellness Infrastrucuture Project Committee via Zoom took place September 17. The Committee discussed continued progress on the DEP waiver, tree ordinance compliance, Natatorium air quality, classroom design. The Committee reviewed questions submitted by a community group using the Natatorium. The Committee heard a presentation of a proposal to include displays related to athletic history that would include pieces from the District’s substantial collection of memorabilia.

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  • September 3, 2020

    A virtual meeting of the RHS ADA Accessibility and Wellness Infrastrucuture Project Committee via Zoom took place September 3. Breslin Architects presented a revised project schedule moving design completion up one month to allow for earlier commencement of construction in Spring 2021. ELA reviewed the process for obtaining a sewage flow increase waiver from DEP. The Committee reviewed the recommendation to include Natatorium air quality improvements in the design as a bid alternate.

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  • August 25, 2020

    At the School Board's virtual monthly business meeting on Aug. 25, the Board approved the Design Development Documents prepared by the Breslin, Ridyard, Fadero Architects, the Project Architect, and authorized the Project Architect to prepare Construction Documents, in accordance with Owner/Architect Agreement, dated January 28, 2020. View corresponding presentation here.

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  • August 20, 2020

    The intention of a follow-up meeting to the August 13 meeting on the ADA Accessibility and Wellness Infrastructure Project at Radnor High School was to answer questions and/or address comments received as a result of the 8/13 meeting. Since the meeting, all comments received have been addressed, so no longer require the follow up meeting originally scheduled for 8/20. Should members of the public have additional comments/questions, please email RHSProject@RTSD.org.

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  • August 20, 2020

    A virtual meeting of the RHS ADA Accessibility and Wellness Infrastrucuture Project Committee via Zoom took place August 20. Fidevia presented a Design Development level cost estimate showing that the  design of the project is in line with the Board approved project budget. ELA presented further detail on the stormwater management system under Prevost field. The Committee reviewed preparations for the Board vote to approve commencement of the Construction Document phase.

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  • August 18, 2020

    A special virtual School Board meeting was held August 18 to conduct a Facilities Committee meeting. The meeting consisted of an update on the ADA Accessibility and Wellness Infrastructure Project and a bond funding presentation. View the project update presentation here and the bond funding presentation here.

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  • August 13, 2020

    The August 13, 2020 meeting featured an update on the ADA Accessibility and Wellness Infrastructure Project at Radnor High School. Presenters Ken Batchelor, superintendent; Jeff Boujoukos, parent and project steering committee member; and Steve Behrens, principal, Brelin Architects, provided background on the project, site plans, and renderings and a video animation of the anticipated renovations.

    • Click here to watch the full meeting.
    • Click here to watch an updated schematic animation of the project's design.
    • Click here to view the meeting presentation. 
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  • August 6, 2020

    A virtual meeting of the RHS ADA Accessibility and Wellness Infrastrucuture Project Committee via Zoom took place August 6.

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  • July 23, 2020

    A virtual meeting of the RHS ADA Accessibility and Wellness Infrastrucuture Project Committee via Zoom took place July 23. The Committee discussed preparations for two virtual Community engagement meetings. The Committee reviewed further design development of the bleachers, plaza areas, ticket booths and fencing. Engineers presented the need for a pump station to support the Field House toilet rooms.

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  • July 9, 2020

    A virtual meeting of the RHS ADA Accessibility and Wellness Infrastrucuture Project Committee via Zoom took place July 9. The Committee reviewed stormwater management options and associated costs estimates. The decision was made to proceed with constructing an underground system below Prevost field to preserve other open space and allow for additional capacity for future development. The Committee reviewed design progress on the Natatorium and project MEP systems.

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  • June 25, 2020

    A virtual meeting of the RHS ADA Accessibility and Wellness Infrastrucuture Project Committee via Zoom took place June 25. The Committee reviewed the stormwater management options, pros and cons, and requested more detailed cost estimates. ELA presented the results of the ongoing Township review process.

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  • June 11, 2020

    A virtual meeting of the RHS ADA Accessibility and Wellness Infrastrucuture Project Committee via Zoom took place June 11. The Committee reviewed the bleacher and ramp design and provided feedback. Discussion included access procedures and fence locations. The Committee reviewed the project soft costs in preparation for the Design Development Board approval milestone.

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  • May 27, 2020

    A virtual meeting of the RHS ADA Accessibility and Wellness Infrastrucuture Project Committee via Zoom took place May 27. The Committee discussed the Board approval process to establish the decision points due to the economic uncertainty associated with the COVID crisis. The decision was made to exclude the access drive from the Land Development plan as it was deleted from the Board approved scope of work. ELA presented the results of the traffic study.

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  • May 6, 2020

    A virtual meeting of the RHS ADA Accessibility and Wellness Infrastrucuture Project Committee via Zoom took place May 6. The project Construction Manager, Fedevia, was introduced to the Committee. A list of stakeholders and design review meetings was developed for the design development process.

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  • April 28, 2020

    At the April 28 business meeting of the School Board, the Board approved the Schematic Design for Land Use Development as developed by Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architects for the RHS ADA Accessibility and Wellness Infrastructure Project. (View agenda item here.) The Board also approved the agreement between RTSD and Fidevia, LLC , for Fidevia to serve as Construction Management Firm for the RHS ADA Accessibility and Wellness Infrastructure Project for Preconstruction and Bidding services. (View agenda item here.)

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  • April 21, 2020

    At the April 21 Virtual Facilities Committee Meeting of the Whole Board, the committee reviewed and discussed the 3-D schematic design animation as presented by representatives from Breslin Architects. The committee also discussed the hiring of Fidevia as the construction management firm for the project. The committee agreed to move both items to the full Board for review and recommended approval at the April 28 Virtual Board Meeting.

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  • April 18, 2020

    The following materials and resources for the April 21 Facilities Committee Meeting were made available on the RTSD BoardDocs website on Friday, April 18 :

    • Click here for a virtual tour/animation of the architectural schematic drawings
    • Click here for pages 1-3 of the Schematic Design Report
    • Click here for pages 4-5 of the Schematic Design Report
    • Click here for the meeting's full agenda
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  • April 15, 2020

    A virtual meeting of the RHS ADA Accessibility and Wellness Infrastrucuture Project Committee via Zoom took place April 15. Also on the call were representatives from Breslin Architects and ELA Sports. Much of the meeting was devoted to a review of advanced 3-D schematic computer drawings of the proposed renovations in preparation for moving forward the drawings for review at the April 21 Facilities Committee Meeting.

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  • April 2, 2020

    A virtual meeting of the RHS ADA Accessibility and Wellness Infrastrucuture Project Committee via Zoom took place April 2. Also on the call were representatives from Breslin Architects and ELA Sports. Much of the meeting was devoted to a review of initial 3-D schematic computer drawings of the proposed renovations, a sampling of which can be viewed below. Please note, the designs are preliminary and much discussion, among the committee and publicly, will take place prior to a finalization of design plans.

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  • March 12, 2020

    A virtual meeting of the RHS ADA Accessibility and Wellness Infrastrucuture Project Committee via Zoom took place March 12. Breslin Architects presented the Schematic Plans and preliminary construction phasing in detail. The Committee reviewed options for surface and underground stormwater detention systems.

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  • March 10, 2020

    At the March 10 RTSD Facilities Committee meeting, the committee was provided an update on the project. Watch the video of the meeting here; see the RHS Project Phasing Plan here; and see the RHS Project Schedule here.

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  • February 25, 2020

    As part of the 2019-20 District Goals, the Board set a district Priority Project to develop a long term RTSD facilities plan that reflects enrollment, program needs and building requirements. Following the recommendation of administration, the district took another step toward this goal when the Board approved Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architects to conduct a district-wide feasibility study at its Feb. 25 monthly business meeting. The study will include:

    • An overview of the district that considers such factors as geography and population
    • Analysis of district-wide and building-level projected enrollment
    • A complete assessment of the physical condition and mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems of our five school buildings, the Administrative Building, and the Maintenance Department
    • EPA Energy Portfolio surveys of each building
    • Estimated costs to perform any necessary repairs and upgrades at each building to meet current regulatory standards
    • With the district's help, preparation of education specifications, including a general description of the district's education program that considers functionality of typical learning spaces, technology advancements, and any special facility needs.
    • An analysis of each building’s PDE standard and functional capacities
    • An evaluation of each building’s performance as it relates to the educational program
    • Development of options that address educational program goals and enrollment changes, describing the associated advantages and disadvantages of each, as well as the needs at the Administration Building
    • An analysis of options, including construction cost estimates, phasing, and project schedule
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  • January 21, 2020

    Committee approves recommendation to contract with ELA Group for completion and submission of a preliminary plan for PennDot approval of an access road on RHS campus. Committee approves recommendation of the solicitor review contract with Breslin Architects for ADA Accessibility and Wellness Infrastructure Project.

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  • December 17, 2019

    At the regular monthly meeting of the School Board on Dec. 17, the Board approved the recommendation of the project's Steering Committee to move forward with the project at a projected cost of $24,521,192 and directed the district's administration and solicitor to negotiate an agreement, subject to Board approval, with Breslin Architects to prepare the design and bidding document for the Project (view overview presentation; view bond financing presentation/materials; view agenda item;).

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  • December 11, 2019

    Administration invited all swimmers and divers to a meeting during Community Period to provide information specifically about the project as it relates to the pool. Approximately 20 students attended

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  • December 10, 2019

    At a meeting of the Facilities Committee of the Whole School Board, the board received an update on the project and engaged in discussion. View video

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  • December 3, 4 and 5, 2019

    All members of the Radnor community were invited to tour the areas of the Radnor High School athletics facilities being considered for renovations and remodeling, including Prevost Field, Encke Field, and the pool/natatorium.

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  • November 19, 2019

    At its regular monthly business meeting, the School Board heard from the project's Steering Committee and Breslin Architects regarding the proposed construction project design at RHS. The Board plans to convene another meeting in the near future to further discuss the project to allow for additional time to review the information presented. View videoView updated presentation (posted Nov. 22)

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  • October 22, 2019

    At its regular monthly business meeting, the School Board approved contracts with Vortex Environmental, Inc. for environmental consulting services for Radnor High School and Land Grant Surveyors for a boundary and topography study for Radnor High School View Agenda Item

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  • September 24, 2019

    At its regular monthly business meeting, the School Board approved the district's 2019-20 Goals and Priority Projects (View agenda item). One approved Priority Project was "Continue to develop the RHS Athletics Infrastructure Project."

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  • September 10, 2019

    An update on RHS Athletic Infrastructure Project provided at School Board Facilities Committee meeting. The committee was informed that the RHS Athletic Infrastructure Project Committee will meet on September 12, 2019 and September 19, 2019 with the architect, Breslin Rydyard Fadero, to continue the discussion about the scope of the project. View Video

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  • August 24, 2019

    At its regular monthly business meeting, the School Board approved a proposal from Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architect to prepare Construction Project Options based on the most recent Radnor High School Athletic Facilities Feasibility Study completed in May 2019 at a cost not to exceed $24,000 without written permission, plus reimbursable expenses. (View agenda item)

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  • August 13, 2019

    Approval of the committee's recommendation for the RHS Athletics Infrastructure Project at School Board Facilities Committee meeting View Video

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  • June 4, 2019

    Update on RHS Athletics Infrastructure Project provided at School Board Facilities Committee Meeting View video

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  • May 7, 2019

    Meeting of School Board Facilities Committee to review the RHS Athletic Facilities Feasibility Study completed by The Schrader Group. View agenda | View Presentation | View Video

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  • April 25, 2019

    Steering Committee Meetings #7– Review of Proposed Concepts

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  • April 4, 2019

    Steering Committee Meetings #6 – Review of Proposed Concepts

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  • March 26, 2019

    Steering Committee Meeting #5 – Review of Proposed Concepts

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  • March and April 2019

    Student input solicited 

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  • February 19, 2019

    Steering Committee Meeting #4 – Review of Proposed Concepts

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  • January 10, 2019

    Steering Committee Meeting #3 – Review Public Comment

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  • November 12, 2018

    Approximately 40 parents and community members attended a feedback session on November 12 to share their thoughts regarding this process and project. 

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  • November 5, 2018

    Approximately 20 parents and community members attended a feedback session on November 5 to share their thoughts regarding this process and project. 

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  • October 2018

    • Initial data gathering by The Schrader Group​
    • Steering Committee Meeting #1 – Project Launch​
    • Steering Committee Meeting #2 – Public Meeting Preparation
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  • September 11, 2019

    At School Board Facilities Committee meeting, recommendation that architect firm The Schrader Group be approved to develop a master plan.

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  • August 21, 2018

    At School Board Facilities Committee meeting, administration reports bleacher companies could not bid on project because of ADA access issues around the site and apparent condition of the retaining wall underneath bleachers.

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  • April 10, 2018

    At School Board Facilities Committee meeting, administration requests two-prong approach: contact bleacher companies while retaining architect to examine other improvements in coordination with bleacher installation​.

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  • March 6, 2018

    At School Board Facilities Committee meeting, Facilities Committee tables all proposals from architects, questions need for architect to do bleacher install, and requests administration contact bleacher companies to do bleacher install.

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  • February 12, 2018

    At RFP Pre-Proposal Meeting, five architects were interviewed to provide analysis for three phases: 1. Prevost bleachers; 2. Encke bleachers; and 3. Team rooms, concession stand, and bathroom options.

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  • October 10, 2017

    At School Board Facilities Committee meeting, committee approves obtaining RFPs from architects for design of bleachers at RHS fields.

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  • January 10, 2017

    At School Board Facilities Commiteee meeting, report provided on tours of neighboring school facilities and administrative request for broader vision, including replacement of Prevost Field home bleachers and Encke Field bleachers; full ADA compliance; and addition of team rooms, bathrooms, storage rooms, and concession stand.

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  • November 16, 2016

    At School Board Facilities Commiteee meeting, administration reports Prevost Field home bleachers must be replaced and are not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Steering Committee

  • Sarah Dunn - RTSD School Board Member, Chairwoman of Facilities Committee
    Kenneth E. Batchelor - RTSD Superintendent
    Bill Dolan - RTSD Acting Director of Operations
    Sue Addis - RTSD Parent
    Dan Bechtold - RTSD Director of Secondary Teaching and Learning
    Stephen Behrens - Breslin Architects
    Jeff Boujoukos - RTSD Parent
    Hugh Cadzow - ELA Sport
    Michelle Diekow - RTSD Business Administrator
    Mike Friel - RHS Athletic Director
    Chris Henkel - RHS Student
    Tim Henkel - RHS Parent
    PT Kevgas - RHS Principal
    Mike Miller - Former RTSD School Board Member and Chairman of Facilities Committee
    Nancy Monahan - RTSD School Board Member
    Michael Petitti - RTSD Director of Communications
    Tom Robinson - RHS Swimming Coach
    Katie Samson - RHS Alumna and Hall of Fame Member
    Todd Stitzel - RTSD Director of Human Resources

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