In 2015, DFAC reviewed facility needs and made recommendations that may be part of a bond measure.
The 40-member DFAC included parents, business leaders, educators and staff. They toured facilities and identified projects that would improve the learning environment for students or extend the life of the buildings. They also studied projected needs based on new programs and growth. Their charge was to develop a plan and report back.
After approximately 40 hours of touring district facilities and 10 work sessions to discuss and review information about facility needs, the group reached agreement on a report that lists projects for a possible bond measure in priority order. The projects address needs of the District’s aging facilities and projected student enrollment growth.
DFAC guiding principles for projects include:
- Address critical physical needs of buildings.
- Address safety and security improvements.
- Focus on Career Ready opportunities for students through investing in programs and local business partnerships.
- Provide adequate technology access for student learning.
- Create appropriate educational spaces for today’s learners.
The total cost of the initial long-range facilities plan is more than $117 million for all projects, but the committee made recommendations based on the highest priority projects, which would reduce potential facilities improvement costs substantially.
- Long-Range Facilities Plan (1/4/16)
Workshop 1 (1/27/2015)
Workshop 2 (2/24/2015)
Workshop 3 (3/31/2015)
Workshop 4 (5/7/2015)
Workshop 5 (6/5/2015)
Workshop 6 (9/24/2015)
Workshop 7 (11/10/2015)
Workshop 8 (12/8/2015)