A Facilities Task Force, consisting of parents, community members, business leaders, teachers, administrators, and a retired employee, met throughout the first semester to review the facilities needs and to discuss the bond amount. The group also toured new and renovated schools in other schools districts, and toured several Westside schools. The Facilities Task Force members provided their input about the physical and functional needs for the 15 year Facilities Master Plan. The Westside Administration then worked with the Westside Board of Education to determine a final bond amount and renovation sequence.
In May 2013, Westside Community Schools engaged the DLR Group to conduct a comprehensive study of the District’s schools and buildings. During the course of the assessment, the team walked through every building and met with representatives from each grade level and every department in each building in order to understand how the buildings were currently being used—and how faculty and staff thought they should be used.
What DLR learned from these meetings was the desire for renewed and transformed spaces throughout the District, as well as the need for attention in the following areas:
- Early Childhood Education
- Special Education
- English Language Learners
- Flexible Learning Spaces to implement real-world learning opportunities and/or project-based learning approaches
The next step was to convene a 40-member Facilities Task Force consisting of parents, teachers, administrators, and community members. The Facilities Task force is currently reviewing the DLR report and providing input to District administration. District administrators will review this input and provide a recommendation to the Westside Board of Education for action by the Board in early 2015.
To view/download the DLR Group’s full report (PDF), Click here.
To view/download the DLR PowerPoint Presentation to the Westside Board of Education (PDF), Click here.
To view/download the DLR Report on Facilities Conditions to the Westside Board of Education (PDF), Click here.
To view/download the DLR Executive Summary Report to the Westside Board of Education (PDF), Click here.
To view/download the DLR Educational Adequacy Scorecard (PDF), Click here.
To view/download the DLR Cost Summary (PDF), Click here.
To view/download the RSP Planning for the Future: Status of Enrollment Report (PDF), Click here.
To view/download the RSP Demographic Report (PDF), Click here.