• ACSD Facilities Master Plan

    The Facilities Master Plan (FMP) was formed out of the inquiry into moving the 6th grade to MUMS and the realization that we need to pursue long-term planning to address our challenges, take advantage of our opportunities, and make well-informed decisions.  It is a foundational plan to direct and guide the use of district resources over the next 10 years.  This document will guide the board and community with future capital improvements, help set priorities, and provide a map.

     

    Why a Facilities Master Plan

    • A longer range look at the district’s complex array of facilities to be thoughtful about investment in a potential long-term bond.

    • Planning long-term and proactively as opposed to short-term and reactively.

    • Our current realities do not support continuing the status quo, as declining enrollment and resulting increase in per pupil cost are requiring us to find solutions and think creatively as we look to our future.

    • Align investment in facilities with the ACSD Board’s vision for equity of access to ensure the allocation of resources as necessary to establish a foundation of instructional experiences and learning opportunities so all students can become principled, knowledgeable and caring citizens.

     

    Where we are in the process

    • We are examining 3 and 4 school models, given that these models can accommodate our student body using existing facilities and do not require us to propose a bond. We are now analyzing and understanding the next layers of need for the 3 and 4 school models. Principals are looking at capacity, educational programming, and staffing, for example.  

    • The next big step in moving forward with the development of the FMP is to perform a transportation study to ensure that we will be able to provide transportation services with reasonable ride times while building the diverse communities we seek.  

    • We hope to have a comprehensive first draft by the end of the year.  We will be seeking feedback and redrafting through the winter, as we are aiming to have the final draft ready in March.  The implementation date will depend on the plan and future financial realities but our best guess is 2022/2023 school year or beyond.

     

    A video recording of the Facilities Committee meeting held on September 23rd can be found on the top right of the Board and Committee Meetings page of our website.  During this meeting, Caitlin Steele, ACSD Director of Teaching and Learning, and Vicki Wells, Director of Student Services, gave a presentation on the ACSD Design Team work.

Upcoming Opportunities for Community Engagement

  • Participate in Porch Conversations or sign up to host
  • Attend Board and Committee Meetings

Information and Documents

  • Board Updates
  • Student Enrollment Update Shared at the 10/26/20 Board Meeting
  • Three and Four School Models
  • Three School Model Considerations (from 6/18/2020 Facilities Committee Meeting)
  • TruexCullins Elementary School Study
  • Our Facilities Master Plan Journey
  • Facilities Master Plan FAQs
  • Planning Document 2018-2019

Past Community Engagements

  • TruexCullins Elementary School Study Proposal to School Board and Community - March 10, 2020
  • Community Presentation on the Facilities Master Plan Development and Elementary School Study Results - January 27, 2020
  • "Building Our Future" Community Dialogues - April 2019
  • Community Dialogues - Fall 2018
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    Join our email list by sending an email to communityevents@acsdvt.org.  We will send updates about other opportunities to learn more and participate in the conversation.  (Note: We will also be using the ACSD school email list to share updates.)

    Please direct clarifying questions and comments to grandchallenge@acsdvt.org