Master Facility Plan
As part of the district's strategic plan, we embarked on an extensive planning project in October 2013 to study how we need to adapt our facilities to best support our students and staff in the future. As our curriculum evolves and technology continues to influence teaching and learning, we are ensuring that our facilities meet the expectations of the future.
See current concept ideas, below:
Timeline of Concept Development
We developed our vision for the future with Wight and Company, architectural experts in school facilities.
- October 2013 - Advisory group of administrators and architects is formed. Academic departments hold "visioning" sessions, allowing them to freely brainstorm possibilities for our learning spaces.
- January 2014 - Wight completes a Building Condition Assessment of both North High and South High, as well as conducts in-depth interviews of staff members to collect more information. Several "themes" of opportunities and needs emerge.
- Presentation to Board of Education - May 19, 2014
- December 2014 - District 99 invites the community to provide input at feedback sessions; over 60 community members participate. See North High 2014 Community Feedback and South High 2014 Community Feedback
- Presentation to Board of Education - April 13, 2015
- Presentation to Board of Education - October 19, 2015
- Presentation to Board of Education - February 22, 2016
- Presentation to Board of Education - May 2, 2016
- Presentation to the Board of Education - October 3, 2016
- Presentation to the Board of Education - December 5, 2016 - District 99 Board of Education hears a presentation from consultants recommended to lead public engagement strategy.
- Presentation to the Board of Education - April 17, 2017
- Community Meeting held April 19, 2017 at DGN
- Community Meeting held April 20, 2017 at DGS
It is our responsibility to study and consider how our physical environment and learning spaces function today, and how we can evolve them to support educational programs in the future.