www.cusd200.org February 26, 2015
Board to Begin Facilities Master Planning Process
As part of the Engage 200 Community Engagement process, it was recommended that the Board of Education conduct a comprehensive study of District facilities and create a Facilities Master Plan.This fall, our Board of Education affirmed that recommendation by approving Vision 2018, a strategic planning document that outlines our goals and priorities for the next several years. Vision 2018 includes five overarching areas: support systems, finance, student learning, community engagement and facilities. For the 2014-15 School Year, the Board has prioritized four main areas of focus: professional development for staff; integration of technology in the classroom; creation of a facilities master plan; and exploration of alternate sources of revenue.We are pleased to share that work in all our priority areas is under way. Specifically, with respect to the creation of a Facilities Master Plan, our Board Facilities Committee has identified three focus areas of work – (1) physical conditions and deferred maintenance; (2) a solution that addresses the programmatic needs at Jefferson Early Childhood Center; and (3) educational program-driven areas.The District has an existing Capital Facilities Plan that addresses the physical conditions of our facilities, which includes general repairs and maintenance. Expanding the scope of our facilities planning ensures that our buildings are aligned with the high-quality programming we deliver every day.Today, the District released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) that begins the process of selecting an architectural firm to guide us in the creation of a Facilities Master Plan - focus areas two and three. While this is an exciting process for the future of our District, we want to assure our community that we have not made any decisions as it relates to any of our facilities. We will keep you updated in the coming months about our Facilities Master Plan process.
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