Facility Master Plan

2019 Facility Master Plan

On January 27, 2020, the Board of Trustees approved the 2019 Facility Master Plan. This update to the 2017 FMP sets forth a long-term vision to modernize our schools and support facilities.


Appendix H of the 2019 Facilities Master Plan  creates a new vision for Athletics and Wellness, Fine Arts and Creative Learning, and Career and Technical Education and Career-Connected Learning that will

  • provide equity for all learners through consistent program offerings;
  • identify cross-curriculum opportunities across all three disciplines;
  • promote strong relationships with local partners; and
  • improve the overall student experience through the design and planning of flexible and adaptable spaces.

We believe that these areas long thought of as extra activities are essential for our students to grow into well rounded individuals prepared for college, career and life.

Not only do these programs promote social and emotional growth, but our research has shown that academics are also positively affected by participation in them. Our Department of Research and Evaluation found:  

  • CTE students enrolled at two- and four-year colleges at higher rates than their counterparts who did not participate in CTE courses.
  • Student athletes outperformed their peers who were not in athletics on state academic assessments by as much as 14 percentage points in middle school and seven percentage points in high school.
  • Of teachers who use Creative Teaching techniques, 94% reported that using Creative Teaching engaged their students and over half reported seeing that it helped their students retain content.

This means we need to provide an opportunity for every student to thrive in one or all of these pathways.

Our Vision of the Future

Athletics and Wellness 

Our goal is to:

  • provide equitable geographic access; 
  • bring equity in terms of course offerings and student opportunities;
  • improve the overall health and wellness of students, staff and spectators; 
  • and ensure that operations, scheduling, and transportation are provided efficiently throughout the District.

Fine Arts and Creative Learning 

Our goal is to:

  • provide equal access to all programs throughout the District;
  • implement a plan that addresses current spatial inequities at each campus; and,
  • through Creative Learning, use research-based Creative Teaching strategies to enhance students’ learning at all campuses.

Career and Technical Education and Career-Connected Learning

Our goal is to:

  • offer current and additional programs and student opportunities in an equitable, financially feasible, and logical manner;
  • provide specialized CTE and Career Launch opportunities regionally at identified high school campuses;
  • evaluate current and future partnerships to ensure that the District is providing the best possible opportunities for its students;
  • and implement policies which ensure that operational items are as efficient as possible.

Contact Information

Beth Wilson 
Executive Director of Planning and Asset Management 
512-414-9841
beth.wilson@austinisd.org

Melissa Laursen
Director of Planning 
512-414-8942
melissa.laursen@austinisd.org