• facility master plan

  • School Construction 

    Two schools are in the design phase and soon will begin construction. These projects are part of Capital Plan 2022, which is funded under ESPLOST IV.

    Under Capital Plan 2027: Bricks & Clicks (funded through ESPLOST V) several schools are slated for replacement and/or configuration to meet the enrollment and student needs of their communities.

    • S.L. Lewis Elementary School
    • Camp Creek Middle School
    • North Springs High School
    • Haynes Bridge Middle School
    • Holcomb Bridge Middle School


    K-8 STEAM Academy Model  

    • Palmetto K-8 STEAM Academy

    FCS is studying the possible conversion of some schools to a K-8 instructional model.​ Camp Creek Middle School, Haynes Bridge Middle School, Holcomb Bridge Middle School and Palmetto Elementary School were identified as communities where the K-8 STEAM model may prove beneficial to students and their families. 

    Of these, Palmetto Elementary School is being recommended as the first K-8 STEAM Academy and conversation/feedback collection is continuing at the other schools. The concept received a favorable response from the Palmetto community and surrounding municipalities, while the school’s current facility as a former high school campus made it an ideal candidate for a K-8 conversion. By placing a K-8 STEAM Academy at Palmetto, the school district also will be able to reduce the amount of student movement at nearby Bear Creek Middle School, which would lessen the need for a larger redistricting effort in the Bear Creek attendance zone.

  • Major Renovations

    Renovation projects for 18 schools and two non-instructional facilities will address deficiencies and systems’ replacements as needed, such as:

    • HVAC systems
    • Roofing projects
    • Fire alarm and intercom systems
    • Electrical upgrades
    • Plumbing and restrooms
    • Paint
    • Flooring
    • Ceilings and lighting
    • Cabinets
    • Doors and hardware
    • Windows
    • Paving and sidewalks
  • Infrastructure Improvements
    and Minor Renovations

    An additional 18 schools will receive renovations to address specific critical system deficiencies, such as:

    • HVAC systems
    • Roofing projects
    • Fire alarm and intercom systems
    • Freezer/cooler replacements
    • Sitework improvements
  • Renovations to Support Instructional Programs

    Many schools will receive program-related renovations to better support instruction and to help align schools with the school district’s educational specifications. These include:

    • Upgrades to elementary school media centers
    • Modifications of facilities to allow adjustments/expansion of Career, Technical, Agricultural Education (CTAE) and special needs programs
    • Renovations of audio/visual systems at high school theaters not previously upgraded
    • High school field turf and track surface replacement as needed
    • Artificial turf installation at all high school practice fields
  • District-Wide Facility Efforts

    • Facility-related IT improvements, such as I.T. cooling systems and generator backups
    • Energy efficiency projects, such as LED lighting installation
    • High school stadium evaluation, with renovations as necessary
    • Facility utilization to leverage existing space and address teacher professional development needs
  • Additional Items

    Flexibility to address unanticipated capital issues or other situations with a yet-to-be-determined outcome also are included in Capital Plan 2027, such as:

    • Emerging/unanticipated needs
    • Coordination and mitigation strategies associated with GDOT projects
    • COVID-19 considerations