Facility Master Plan

Facility Master Plan 2019

Austin ISD is embarking on its update to the 2017 Facility Master Plan, a long-range roadmap to modernizing all district facilities.

What is the purpose of the FMP update?

The 2017 FMP calls for an update to the FMP every two years. The 2019 update is intended to be a continuance of efforts that were not realized in the 2017 FMP. The main focus of the update will be the addition of master plans that focus on; 

  1. Athletics and Wellness;
  2. Career & Technical Education and career connected learning; and
  3. Fine Arts and Creative Learning.

These master plans will be led by a consultant, with guidance provided by the Facilities and Bond Planning Advisory Committee, district administration and key staff, and most importantly, the community.

Concurrently, the FABPAC will work on updates to the FMP, including revisions to the way permanent capacity is calculated, the development of a strategy to reduce the district’s reliance on portable buildings for educational purposes, and a recommended consolidation process for the Board of Trustees consideration.

Please note, all Facility Master Plan Update recommendations will need to align with recommendations and scenarios related to School Changes. For more information visit the School Changes page.

Key Factors

A series of Discovery Workshops were held at the beginning of the master planning process, and were designed to allow all subcommittee members to discuss the current state of the athletics and wellness, CTE and career connected learning, and the fine arts and creative learning programs. Workshop discussions included the review of existing department goals and work already completed by the district, and setting priorities for the process moving forward. Six themes, referred to as Key Factors, rose to the top during these workshops, which were used to guide discussions moving forward. Each visioning meeting that followed the Discovery Workshops were designed around each of the six Key Factors.

Vision Statements

The Vision Statements were derived from the Key Factors, and developed independently by each subcommittee to help guide the direction and thoughts of the visioning workshops. These statements serve as a guide for the subcommittees and a check point for the recommendations.

The Key Factors and Vision Statements are tied to the work on the Athletics and Wellness; CTE and Career Connected Learning; and Fine Arts and Creative Learning only.

2019 FMP Timeline

Department and Non-school Facility Master Plans

  • Planning Phase

    August - October 2018

    Project initiation with consultants, including data collection and initial assessments

  • Discovery and Visioning Phase

    November 2018 - August 2019

    Development of master plans by touring state-of-the art facilities, and conducting workshops and community engagement

  • Approval Phase

     January 27, 2020 

    Discussion and meetings with the Board of Trustees

  • Communication of FMP Update Awareness

Additional Facility Master Plan Updates

  • Planning Phase

    August - October 2018

    FABPAC identifies needs updated to the 2017 FMP and develops work groups specific to permanent capacity methodology, portable reduction strategy, and consolidation criteria and process.

  • Work Group Phase

    November 2018 - August 2019

    Development of goals and strategies for each work group. Vetted and approved by the full FABPAC for inclusion into the 2019 FMP

  • Approval Phase

     January 27, 2020 

    Discussion and meetings with the Board of Trustees

Key Dates

  • Community Survey for Master Plans

    Survey Results

  • Regional Meetings (Open Houses)

     March 6, 2019

     March 7, 2019

     March 9, 2019

  • Update the Board of Trustees (Work Session)

     August 12, 2019

    Progress Report

  • Anticipated Board Approval

     January 27, 2020 

Concurrent Process One

2019 Facility Master Plan Update

Board of Trustees


Facilities and Bond Planning Advisory Committee

FABPAC Subcommittees

  • Athletics & Fitness
  • Career & Technical Education and Career Connected Learning
  • Fine Arts and Creative Learning

Community Engagement

  • Business Partners
  • Community/ Civic Partners
  • Staff and Community Involvement Opportunities

District Academic Work Group

  • District Administration
  • Department Heads
  • Key Staff

FMP Awareness and Active Engagement

Updating and Developing FMP Components
Concurrent Process Two

Contact Information

Beth Wilson, Executive Director of Planning and Asset Management 

Melissa Laursen, Director of Planning