With the intent of aligning investments in facilities with classroom instructional needs and developing their comprehensive Capital Plan 2022, the district completed several assessments and analyses which included the following:
A revision of district educational space standards to better align them with teaching and learning
A comprehensive facilities condition assessment of all but the newest campuses within its jurisdiction
An analysis of enrollment growth and projections
These components served as the key inputs for the Facilities Master Plan, which directs long-range planning for capital improvements and investment across the district. In full implementation, this plan will help the district achieve its strategic goals for high school graduation, college and career readiness.
Process for Facility Master Plan
This Facility Master Plan is the result of a comprehensive Facility Condition Assessment (FCA) that details a school-by-school assessment of current conditions, five-year capital renewal costs, and educational adequacy. This assessment data along with a review of FCS enrollment projections helped to determine actions for each of the district’s facilities.
Three (3) new schools will be constructed to provide classroom space based on current or projected overcrowding. New STEM focused high school campuses will also create options for students who are seeking a non-traditional, rigorous, STEM-based high school experience in areas such as healthcare, engineering, and computer science. To address potential growth across the district, FCS will also set funds aside for an additional school or equivalent additions.
The following four (4) schools will be replaced due to the high cost of renovations required to address substantial condition needs, meet educational requirements and/or capacity needs:
Nineteen (19) schools will receive major renovations intended to substantially extend the life of these facilities. Renovations will address significant deficiencies in building systems and/or educational programming.
Forty-one (41) schools will receive renovations intended to address the most critical system needs and provide some enhancements for educational programming.
For a detailed project list by cluster,