Long Term Facilities Planning Committee

Overview

The Long Term Facilities Planning Committee will study the Lakeville Area Public Schools’ facilities to develop a comprehensive, long-range Facilities Master Plan for recommendation to the Board of Education. The study and recommendations will be based on capacity, current enrollment, projected enrollment, educational needs, special programs, district initiatives, needs and financial stewardship.

Contact

Sara Guyette, EFP, AIA, LEED AP – Director of Facilities and Plant Planning

Tel: 952.232.2047  |  Em: Sara.Guyette@isd194.org


Timeline – Revised

  • April to July 2016; October to December 2016
  • Meetings occur approximately every two weeks.
  • The committee will present recommendations to the Board of Education in winter 2016-2017.

This diagram outlines the process by which the district will create its Facility Master Plan.

This diagram outlines the process by which the district will create its Facility Master Plan.


Meeting Dates:

All meetings take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Crystal Lake Education Center, 16250 Ipava Ave. W., Lakeville, MN 55044:

April 6, 2016 June 15, 2016
April 20, 2016 June 29, 2016
May 3, 2016 October 13, 2016
May 19, 2016 November 9, 2016
June 1, 2016 December 1, 2016


Meeting Documents

April 6, 2016

Key Take Aways:

  • Our task is to help the District develop priorities for 10-year Facilities Master Plan.
  • Sifting through information will occur before solutions and priorities are considered.
  • There is no preconceived notion of how items will be prioritized or how they will be funded.
  • Our committee will be responsible for making the recommendation of priorities to the Board of Education.

Documents:

April 20, 2016

Key Take Aways:

  • We know a lot about our district, but there is a lot of information we seek in order to complete our task.
  • Ten-year enrollment projections are being done, with delivery to the District at the end of June.  This will show if the district enrollment is going to grow or not.
  • Building capacity, or the number of students a building can house, is not a fixed number and changes with the building’s use of individual rooms.
  • Overall, the district has capacity within their buildings, but some buildings are much more full than others.
  • Our buildings require ongoing maintenance and the district uses a database that tracks when items need replacement.

Documents:

May 3, 2016

Key Take Aways:

  • Facilities should align with the District’s strategic plan; focused on personalized learning / individualized instruction.
  • We are investigating a 21st Century/Future Ready learning model and how that translates to physical learning spaces.
  • Collaborative classrooms are an important part of learning today for all students.
  • Flexible furniture is the vehicle for customization and collaborative learning spaces.
  • Our current facilities can be maximized if we are creative about space.

Documents:

May 19, 2016

Key Take Aways:

  • The Committee reviewed the following four (4) reports:  Capacity, Deferred Maintenance, Educational Adequacy/Strategic Alignment, and Security
  • A building’s capacity is not fixed and changes with the use of rooms.
  • An effective physical security plan must be multi-layered and include more than securing the perimeter of the building.
  • We need to be conservative and fiscally responsible.

Documents:

June 1, 2016

Key Take Aways:
  • Building use extends to the community at large.
  • Class size is taken very seriously.
  • District operations are not profit driven.
  • Community use of District Buildings is classified into three rent based categories.

Documents:

June 15, 2016

Key Take-Aways:
  • Educational considerations should include student and community needs.
  • Educational and physical plant criteria statements were developed.
  • Safety and security deserves its own separate criteria.

Documents:

June 29, 2016

Key Take Aways:
  • Safety is a top priority.
  • The District has done a great job of keeping schools focused on today’s learning.
  • Many of the buildings already support flexibility and District Strategy, i.e. Alignment – the goal is to get all buildings to this point.
  • The Facilities Master Plan must address equity in Safety, Programming, and Opportunities.
  • The needs at the buildings are not overwhelming, but need to be addressed.

Documents:

October 13, 2016

Key Take Aways:

  • After review of the enrollment projections, and in comparison to current enrollments exceeding the projections, it is clear that the District will need to consider building to accommodate this need (including the possibility of additions, new construction, or both).
  • A great amount of work and discussion went into previous decisions to shift grade structure to a Middle School (6-8) and High School (9-12) philosophy. The Committee feels strongly that these parameters need to be maintained.
  • Elementary schools should not increase beyond the 600-700 student capacity ranges.
  • Boundary adjustments would need to be reviewed simultaneously, but the feeder approach to school pathways from Elementary to Middle School to High School should be preserved.

Documents:

November 9, 2016

Key Take Aways:

  • As a committee, we are committed to the past work performed by the District regarding district grade configurations: elementary schools (K-5), middle schools (6-9), high schools (9-12). Any option should preserve the established grade configurations.
  • Having centralized early childhood programming is a significant benefit to the District. Accessibility to neighboring cities, enrollment and demand have made the current early childhood location (Crystal Lake Education Center) extremely successful. 3. Based on the criteria and capacity issues at the elementary schools and after reviewing many options, our recommendation is that a new elementary school at a site to be determined is to be a part of any option considered.

Documents:

December 1, 2016

Key Take Aways:

  • Although the process to date has been very challenging, the group has engaged in productive conversations and has reached a consensus regarding the recommendations we will make to the Board of Education.
  • Implementation of the Long Term Facilities Committee’s (LTFC) recommendations will require further investigation including, but not limited to: a boundary study, site selection study for a new elementary school, and funding study for how master plan work is accomplished. This is work outside of the LTFC’s scope and should be performed by additional committees as established by the Board of Education.

Documents:


Presentation Documents


Committee Membership

The following people are part of the committee working to develop the Facilities Master Plan:

Judy Keliher Board of Education Member
Terry Lind Board of Education Member
Kirstin Specht Community Education Representative
Tara O’Hearn Community Education Advisory Council
Steve Porter Community Education Director
Jacob Whittaker Community member
Jon Seybold Community member
Josh Kutzler Community member
Luke Hellier Community member
Mark Rath Community member
Rick Ringeisen Community member
Douglas Ninow Data Systems Analyst
Amy Olson Director of Communications
Sara Guyette Director of Facilities and Plant Planning
Sharon Krueger Director of Special Education
Dr. Julie Beddow Schubert Director of Teaching & Learning
Pete Otterson Elementary Principal
Tom Terry Elko New Market City Representative
Michael Baumann Executive Director of Business Services
Executive Director of Tech & Data Services
Dr. Emily McDonald Executive Director of Teaching & Learning
Shirley Ward Extended School Services
Devin Reyes Facilities Use Manager
Noelle Bartlett Gifted Advisory Council
John Boche High School Dean
Daryl Morey City of Lakeville Representative
Chris Endicott Middle School Principal
Laura Peterson Schmitty’s Transportation
David Anderson Secondary parent/SPED Advisory
Dr. Lisa Snyder Superintendent of Schools
Don Sinner Teacher Union Representative
Heather Leier Teacher Representative
Heidi Frederick Teacher Representative
Justine Liekis Teacher Representative
Terri Santoorjian Teacher Representative
Jane Rowe Teaching & Learning Advisory Council
Sean Kelly Wold Architects
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