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Facility Planning

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.

FACILITY RESOURCES:

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PRIMARY RESOURCES

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.

CITIZEN TASK FORCE

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.

DRAFT MASTER FACILITY PLAN DEVELOPMENT

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.

FACILITIES & STRATEGIC PLANNING

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.

 ENROLLMENT TRENDS

View current and historical District 58 enrollment trends.

OLDER FACILITY PRESENTATIONS

View School Board presentations and information regarding facilities from 2012-2018.

10-YEAR LIFE SAFETY

View District 58’s 10-year life safety survey information from 2015.

LONGFELLOW CENTER DISCUSSIONS

View recent presentations and discussions regarding the District’s Longfellow Center.

OTHER FACILITY REPORTS AND PROJECTS

View District 58’s water testing and radon testing results, as well as a recap of the 2018 Lester School addition.


PRIMARY RESOURCES:


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.

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:
    • 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.
        • Board presentation and memo: draft Master Facility Plan guiding document with detailed cost estimate breakdowns; these estimates will likely change during the community engagement process.
        • Board Briefs
        • View the third party community engagement proposal and memo.
    • July 2019 Board Update:
    • May 2019 Community Engagement
    • May 2019 Board Update:
    • Spring 2019 Budget Workshop
    • February 2019 Board Update: overview, progress, Facility Assessment Study
    • Winter 2019 Community Engagement
    • Fall 2019 Financial Workshop

FACILITIES AND STRATEGIC PLANNING

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.


ENROLLMENT TRENDS


OLDER FACILITY PRESENTATIONS


10-YEAR LIFE SAFETY SURVEYS


LONGFELLOW CENTER DISCUSSIONS


OTHER FACILITY REPORTS