The 2022 Bond planning process began in Spring 2021 with facility condition assessments (FCA). The FCA evaluates the physical condition of a facility to measure what systems are broken, aging or at the end of their lifecycle. This includes items such as: roofing, heating and air conditioning, plumbing, electrical, site drainage and parking.
During this process the district also conducted an educational suitability assessment (ESA) at each facility. These assessments included interviews with campus leadership to better understand how the facility works for their school community.
Through this process it was identified that 25 schools had a FCA score of unsatisfactory or very unsatisfactory and 8 schools had an ESA score of unsatisfactory or very unsatisfactory.
In addition to the facility assessments, the district is conducting Long-range Planning (LRP). The Long-range Plan will provide prioritized goals and strategies that will help determine which improvements and new facilities are included in the 2022 Bond. The district is collaborating with seven planning committees made up of parents, community members, students and district staff who represent different segments of the community to develop these goals and strategies.
The LRP strategies identified for potential bond funding will be given to the Bond Steering Committee, those along with bond capacity, and other relevant information will be used to develop and prioritize a potential bond package for the November 8, 2022 election. The Bond Steering Committee (BSC) developed two draft bond packages for community feedback. The Board of Trustees is scheduled for a potential vote on the final bond package during their August 9 Special Board Voting Meeting.