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Jennifer Gill, Superintendent
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Facilities community engagement session on planning principles tomorrow

March 27, 2017

A community engagement session for the third topic in a series of sessions to address District 186 facilities is set for Tuesday, March 28, at 6 PM at Southeast High School. Residents living within District 186 boundaries are encouraged to attend this session which is focused on planning principles that will guide decision-making about the future of our facilities.

The first three community engagement sessions were focused on answering the question “where are we now?” and allowed attendees to provide input on the District’s buildings.  A session on a second topic focused on 21st century programs and facilities and what is possible. The presentations and feedback from those sessions can be found at www.sps186.org/ourschoolsourfuture. Tuesday’s session will continue the discussion around “where do we want to go from here?”

Childcare will be offered at this session and subsequent sessions. There are three more community engagement sessions on different topics throughout the spring, as well as more opportunities planned through the fall of 2017. For details, visit www.sps186.org/ourschoolsourfuture.

Facilities master planning is the process by which the District will create a comprehensive, collaborative, long-range vision to improve its school buildings and to address the changing demands of 21st century learning. The process will assess the physical structures and learning spaces, and create a shared vision with the community of a preferred future for District 186. The community engagement sessions will allow for input from all reaches of the city. This process will help District 186 prioritize needs, capitalize on opportunities, and decide how to thoughtfully bring the community’s ideal to life