Since D34 has successfully passed the referendum, we are now entering the design and detail phase of planning. An online survey was available to all district residents/staff to provide feedback regarding this phase. That summary is now available: Master Facility Planning - Stakeholder Input Survey Summary
Pre Referendum Information Below (Prior to April 4, 2017)
The last District sponsored community engagment session was held on Tuesday, March 14th. View the flyer that was mailed to all District 34 residents here. View the presentation that was shared.
Our schools are a reflection of the community and reflect the value our community places on education. Our community greatly values our schools and has made significant investments in them over time. Our schools have served us well over the years. Our investments, our schools, are in need of some repair and upgrades to match the needs of 21st century learners.
The Master Facility Plan (MFP) is a physical and educational study of our buildings. District 34 schools have physical assets like roofs, windows, plumbing, doors and fixtures that need to be repaired or replaced within the next few years. Many of the spaces in our schools don’t match the needs of future ready, 21st century learners. A Master Facility Plan (MFP) is a long-term view of our facility needs both now and in the future.
An MFP allows the Board to make well-thought-out and cost-effective decisions about facility changes and take many factors, such as safety, security and educational needs of all our students into account. To assemble the final report, the District engaged architects Wight and Company to collaborate and engage our school staff and community to fully identify the educational and physical needs and priorities at all of our buildings.
In 2012, District 34 began discussions related to master facility planning. View information from that process on our web site, including an executive summary. During the past 12 months, The Board of Education has renewed its efforts to address facility issues. View the April, 2016 Master Facility Planning Presentation to the Board of Education which provides highlights of the master facility planning process is focusing on the following:
Implement a K-5 structure focusing on neighborhood schools (View the Board of Education resolution directing the superintendent to begin planning for K-5 grade configuration)
Explore equity of learning spaces across all schools to maximize 21st century learning
Eliminate portable classrooms
Pass a referendum that will help the District fund almost $24 million in facility enhancements without a tax rate increase to homeowners in District 34
In the spirit of transparency,
all information, presentations, materials, feedback and other resources are archived on our website.
On May 23rd, 2016, September 27th, 2016 , November 3rd, 2016 and March 14, 2017; Antioch District 34 hosted community forums regarding the Master Facility Planning process. Over 400 people participated in the forums! Information from those events are posted online.