Our Planning Team

The Shorewood School Board is leading the District’s facilities planning process:
Shorewood School Board
Shorewood School District Administrators, Teachers, and Staff are also contributing to the project.
We also recognize the contributions of our Professional Partners:
Professional Partners: EUA, Miron, PMA
And lastly, we thank Shorewood Parents & Community Members and
The Facility Advisory Community Team for their contributions.

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 12, 2018
January 29, 2018
February 7, 2018
February 19, 2018
March 5, 2018
March 21, 2018
April 9, 2018
April 23, 2018
May 7, 2018
May 21, 2018
May 30, 2018
June 13, 2018
June 18, 2018
July 24, 2018
August 7, 2018
August 20, 2018
August 30, 2018
September 7, 2018
November 2, 2018
January 3, 2019
January 15, 2019

In addition to these meetings, we met with faculty at each building at the end of May 2018, and the Facilities Advisory Community Team three times between June 2018, September 2018, and February 2019.

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?