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.
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 by town meeting day 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 at the top of the Board and Committee Meetings page of our website.
Coming soon: The ACSD School Board is recording a series of “E-Chats,” brief on-line videos to share information in a format that can be viewed when it is convenient for our community members. Three in our first series are being edited now for distribution later this month:
- “Addison Central School District: How Did We Get Here?”
- “ACSD Facilities Master Planning: Why, Why Now, and Where Are We in the Process?”
- “ACSD Communications and Engagement: How Do We Stay Informed and Engaged?”
The next two E-Chats, focused on how the ACSD Facilities Master Plan will help all students succeed, will follow soon.
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