The Board at Work

After accepting the Facilities Assessment, the Board took on the task of developing a plan to address the issues presented.

Over the course of the last 9 months, the Board has met 17 times for a total of approximately 70 hours to review information, discuss possible solutions, and develop options to share with the community. Meetings were held on the following dates in 2018:
January 12th
January 29th
February 7th
February 19th
March 5th
March 21st
April 9th
April 23rd
May 7th
May 21st
May 30th  
June 13th
June 18th
July 24th
August 7th
August 20th
August 30th

In addition to these meetings, we met with faculty at each building at the end of May, and the Facilities Advisory Community Team three times between June and September.

Our goals in these meetings were to:
[1] Review information and data.  
[2] Work with our partners to develop possible solutions.
[3] Review the solutions against our four priority areas - Safety and Security, ADA compliance, Capital Maintenance, and Modern/Flexible learning environment.
[4] Gather stakeholder feedback on solutions, and then go back to the drawing board.
[5] Develop a mechanism to prioritize projects: review of responses from staff + survey of board member priorities.
[6] Refine project costs and identify financial guidelines
[7] Revisit priorities; develop three options to share with FACT.

Information/Data we have used in our decision-making includes:
●    Master Facilities Needs Assessment
●    Instructional Programming Vision
●    Previous Referendum History and List of Projects
●    High School Space Programming Assessment and Review (EUA)
●    Discussions with building administrators
●    Feedback from teachers/staff after presentations

Questions we considered in our deliberation:
[1] Can we confirm priorities of needs and assumptions?
[2] Are the projects in the right categories (maintenance, immediate capital project, or future capital project)?
[3] How do these projects fit within past referendum? What was the process for the past referendum?
[4] Are the spaces in the HS adequate to meet the instructional vision? Are there spaces that are under-utilized that can be re-purposed?
[5] Review “big picture” options developed by EUA. Do these solutions address the priorities of needs?
[6] Staff/community responses to big picture options: What did they like, what didn’t they like, and what was missing?