DEFINING THE LONG RANGE FACILITIES PLAN
November 15, 2017 – A district team made up of a group of parents, community members, school board members, staff members, and administrators began working with architecture firm DLR Group on long range facility and operations planning. This group has dedicated three sessions and over seven hours to discuss the current state of the district along with strengths, growth areas, assets, and aspirations. In addition, this group with a demographer on a study to examine trends and projections.
This work culminated in the sharing of the 20-30 year vision in March of 2019. This team developed a responsible plan to address our needs, driven by growth and an ever-changing society, in order to meet the expectations of our students, families, and the residents of our district for years to come.
The committee developed ideas that led to the creation of a 4 phase plan that outlines the projects and progress that will take place over the next 3 decades, dependent on growth of our student and community population, and their future needs.
Separate from this planning process, the District has worked with the City of Jordan in partnership to discuss current and future challenges and needs through a series of committee meetings with the City and School Partnership Committee. We’ve met with various real estate developers to obtain an understanding of potential future growth, and we’ve commissioned the assistance of a proven demographer to help us understand and predict growth trends.
The positive impact of the 2014-2015 middle school and the building of the Jordan Community Education and Recreation Center (CERC) has changed the way we educate students across the district and the positive connections forged amongst community members. We have been inspired! We’re focused on a proactive approach when educating students and providing our community with opportunities to learn and grow. A recent demographic study points towards continued growth which we must account for in a responsible manner. The long range vision reflects the need for continued, responsible growth of future ready programming, and facilities for our students and District residents.
COMMITTEE TIMELINE AND GOALS
11/15/17 through 1/10/18
— Kick-off and “Table Setting” Meetings
— Establishing Guiding Principles
1/10/18 through 3/1/18
— K-12 “Product”
— Key Components
— What it is and What it is Not
3/1/18 through 4/1/18
— Concept Development
4/1/18 through 5/31/18
— Review and Refine
— Present to Full Board