Planning StrategyWhat it Means
  1. Focus on facilities with the highest need(s) based on objective data.
  2. Implement a long-term modernization approach:
    • Flexible learning space in all schools
    • State-of-the-art technology in all schools
    • Dedicated community space to support parent and community organizations at all schools and wrap-around services to support community needs, regionally as needed.
  3. Balance needs of Planning Clusters and the desire to minimize operating and capital costs district-wide.
  4. Distribute projects across Planning Clusters using objective data.
  5. Incorporate logistical considerations.
  1. arrow Based on data gathered from independent assessors, fix first what is clearly broken.
  2. arrowTake a long-term (20 to 30 year) approach to modernize facilities. Facility modernization should include improved access to technology and offer a variety of teaching and community spaces that meet the needs of each school community.
  3. arrow Look at the relative condition of schools within small geographic areas that share the same vertical team to determine the area’s most critical needs, including the need to make efficient use of existing facilities.
  4. arrow Based on the AECOM facility condition assessments and educational suitability assessments, look at the relative condition of each small geographic area in comparison to other areas to determine the District's most critical needs and balance projects regionally.

  5. arrow District's most critical needs and balance projects regionally. Make sure the number and amount of projects within each bond program is logical and “do-able” under current market conditions.