As described within the 2018-22 Strategic Plan, District 58 is developing a focused and long-term master facility plan that ensures safe, modernized and effective learning environments for all students. The plan will also consider: safety/security; air conditioning; sixth-through-eighth grade middle schools; class size/enrollment projections; and District facility use. View the below resources to learn more about facility planning in District 58.
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View the primary documents regarding District 58 facility planning, including the draft Master Facility Plan, Facilities-at-a-Glance Booklet, Comprehensive Facility Assessment Report and the Demographer Report.
In winter/spring 2020, the Citizen Task Force will evaluate the community’s support for a potential District 58 capital improvement funding proposal and provide direct feedback regarding the District’s facility needs and funding solutions. View all Citizen Task Force agendas and presentations.
District 58 worked with its School Board, Facility Planning Council, architects, parents, staff and community members to develop a draft Master Facility Plan during the 2018-19 school year. View presentations, videos and other information related to this effort.
District 58 developed a Strategic Plan during the 2017-18 school year that charged District 58 with developing a focused and long-term facility improvement plan. View work related to facilities and the Strategic Plan.
View current and historical District 58 enrollment trends.
View School Board presentations and information regarding facilities from 2012-2018.
View District 58’s 10-year life safety survey information from 2015.
View District 58’s water testing and radon testing results, as well as a recap of the 2018 Lester School addition.
- August 2019 Draft Master Facility Plan guiding document
- 2017-18 Facilities at a Glance booklet
- 2012 District 58 Comprehensive Facility Assessment Report
- 2016 Demographer Report
CITIZEN TASK FORCE
- District 58 formed a Citizen Task Force comprising a representative group of 40 community members. This group will evaluate community support for a funding proposal to address districtwide capital improvement needs and provide feedback to the superintendent about District 58’s facility needs and funding solutions to inform a recommendation to the Board of Education. The group will meet four to six times this winter and spring, and meeting materials will be publicly shared.
- Video: April 17, 2020: Dr. Russell updates the Citizen Task Force and community regarding District 58’s facility planning efforts. Due to COVID-19, the School Board recommended that District 58 temporarily pause facility planning next steps until circumstances improve. Learn more.
- Citizen Task Force Meeting 2: Jan. 22, 2020
- Citizen Task Force Meeting 1: Dec. 18, 2019
- Presentation Part 1: Welcome, Protocols and Public Engagement Process
- Presentation Part 2: Introduction to District 58: About, Points of Pride, Enrollment and Demographic Trends, Finances and History
- Presentation Part 3: Overview of Planning Efforts Completed to Date and Capital Facility Needs Identified
- Presentation Part 4: Middle Schools: Reconfiguration Considerations
DRAFT MASTER FACILITY PLAN DEVELOPMENT
- April 2020: Given the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the community, the School Board revisited their plan to launch community engagement this spring. They discussed alternative plans with Paul Hanley, the District’s public engagement planning consultant. They agreed that it is important to temporarily pause the District’s facility planning work during the pandemic, with the goal of resuming it when circumstances improve. While it is still possible that a referendum question may be added to the November 2020 ballot, it is also possible that this measure may be deferred to the April 2021 or March 2022 elections.
- March 2020: Using Task Force feedback, the School Board recommends District 58 launch a community engagement effort in spring 2020 to educate the community on the District’s facility needs and to gauge their support of three potential facility opportunities.
- December 2019-March 2020: Citizen Task Force meets three times and provides feedback regarding future of District 58 facilities
- October-December 2019: Citizen Task Force forms
- October 2019 Update:
- The Board held a special meeting Oct. 7 to interview two facility planning consultants and discuss their options. Learn more.
- During their Oct. 16 meeting, the Board approved Paul Hanley from Beyond Your Base to provide facility planning community engagement services.
- September 2019 Update: Shortly after District 58’s recommendation of Paul Hanley, Hanley’s employer, George K. Baum & Company, was sold to a different company. Hanley was offered a position with the new company; however he opted not to accept this offer. Instead, Hanley decided to start a new consulting group, which will be a subsidiary of Wight & Company, the current architect of record for District 58. The Board discussed this update and, to be fully transparent with the public, opted to continue its facility planning community engagement conversation during a special October Board meeting. They also requested the opportunity to interview two facility planning consultants. Learn more.
- August 2019 Update: The Board received a facility planning update and approved a motion to develop a contract with third party consultant, Paul Hanley, to provide facility planning community engagement services.
- July 2019 Board Update:
- Board presentation: Draft Master Facility Plan development and initial cost estimates
- Board Briefs
- Supplemental presentation: elementary initial cost estimates
- May 2019 Community Engagement
- Presentation: Two community and one staff session offered
- May 2019 Board Update:
- Spring 2019 Budget Workshop
- Presentation: Capital upgrades referenced in slide 13
- February 2019 Board Update: overview, progress, Facility Assessment Study
- Board presentation: overview, progress, Facility Assessment Study
- Detailed update – includes Facility Assessment Study results
- Board Briefs
- Winter 2019 Community Engagement
- Community Facility Planning Visioning Session presentation – Formal presentation given during the Jan. 23 and Feb. 5 meetings.
- Community Facility Planning Visioning Session video – Video from the presentation portion of the community visioning meetings.
- District 58 Community Facility Planning Visioning Session invitation – Sessions are taking place Jan. 23 and Feb. 5
- District 58 Staff Facility Planning Visioning Session invitation – Sessions took place throughout December 2018 and January 2019
- Fall 2019 Financial Workshop
FACILITIES AND STRATEGIC PLANNING
- Goal 3: Strategic Plan Dashboard with Progress Updates
- Goal 3: Securing the Future Action Steps (PDF)
- Goal 3: Securing the Future Detailed Notes (PDF)
- 2018-22 Vision 58 Strategic Plan Report
- 2018-22 Vision 58 Strategic Plan Report – Quantitative Data
Facility Planning Council
As charged by the Strategic Plan, the District formed a Facility Planning Council to pursue work associated with Strategic Goal 3: Securing the Future. Here are resources related to this group’s work.
- Facility Planning Council – Group Description, Meeting Presentations, Meeting Dates/Agendas, Membership
- 2016 Demographer Report – November 2016 Board Meeting
- Enrollment Presentation – October 2018 Board Meeting
- 2018-19 Enrollment – Actual vs. Forecast – October 2018 Board Meeting
- 2018-19 Enrollment Report – September 2018 Board Meeting
- Highland Enrollment Considerations – Memo from December 2017 Board Meeting
- Enrollment Presentation – November 2017 Board Meeting
- Enrollment Presentation – October 2017 Board Meeting
- 2017-18 Enrollment Report – September 2017 Board Meeting
- 2016-17 Enrollment Report – September 2016 Board Meeting
- 2015-16 Enrollment Report – September 2015 Board Meeting
- 2014-15 Enrollment Presentation – September 2014 Board Meeting
OLDER FACILITY PRESENTATIONS
- Spring 2018 Budget/Facilities Presentation – April 2018 Board Budget Workshop (see slide 19 for facilities section)
- Fall 2017 Financial Workshop Presentation – November 2017 Financial Workshop (slide 20 specifically addresses facilities)
- Village Facility Planning Partnership – May 2017 Board Meeting (see Superintendent’s Report)
- Spring 2017 Budget/Facilities Presentation – April 2017 Board Budget Workshop (see slide 21 for facilities section)
- February 2017 Facilities Presentation – February 2017 Board Meeting
- January 2017 Facilities Discussion – January 2017 Board Meeting (scroll to “Facilities Discussion” section)
- Fall 2016 Financial Workshop Presentation – November 2016 Board Financial Workshop (facility considerations in slides 15-18)
- Facility Improvements Presentation – June 2015 Board Meeting
- Facility Needs Presentation – January 2015 Board Meeting
- Summer Project Preview – June 2014 Board Meeting
- Summer Construction Video – Summer 2013
- Summer Construction – September 2012 Board Meeting
- Longfellow Center Discussion – July 2018 Board Meeting
- Longfellow Current Functions – July 2018 Board Meeting
- Long-Term Facility Needs at Longfellow and the ASC – August 2014 Board Financial Workshop