During the summer of 2015, several community meetings were held to access the will of the stakeholders to build new schools/structures in Germantown. Of all the ideas presented and discussed, the most frequent desire of stakeholders was a full replacement of portables on the Riverdale Elementary School campus. The school, built for a full capacity of 800 students, currently houses 1,200. This overage of students has been accommodated for 17 years by 22 portables situated behind the school. All five members of the Germantown Municipal School Board were in agreement that local control of our schools should include a plan to replace these portables with a brick and mortar solution. With feedback from the stakeholders and the support of the Board, the District went forward with plans to build the Riverdale Addition.