Facilities to Support Learning

  • Commission comprehensive facilities study to identify and prioritize projects to be completed over the next 10 years.  It should also look at analyzing and restructuring the use of space based on declining enrollment and the shift in programming for STEAM. The facilities study will take into account the need for air conditioning to support the learning environment and expand opportunities for summer programming.  In addition, the study should consider options for housing central office functions in one location to structure support staff more efficiently.
  • Change our focus on STEM to STEAMrecognizing the important role of art and design in innovating and transforming.  With a renewed focus on STEAM, develop a plan to upgrade classrooms at the middle school to support the delivery of the curriculum in the areas of science, art, and design.  
  • Reconfigure classrooms and libraries into flexible learning spaces, wherever possible, similar to the innovation spaces to infuse mobile furniture and comfortable seating.
  • Explore the financial, instructional, and cultural implications of alternative school configurations based on enrollment projections.  Establish a process for reviewing the pros and cons of re-configuring grades.  Provide opportunities for the community to weigh in during the process.
  • Explore the possibility of a district-wide unified energy management control system for all equipment conducive to the controls.  Develop a plan to further save on energy costs by installing controls on unit ventilators in classrooms that we do not have controls for currently.
  • Continue to upgrade classroom lighting to save money and brighten rooms with energy efficient LED lighting and the installation of sensors.

 Continuous Improvement:  Facilities to Support Learning

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