Presentation on theme: "Ridgefield School District Capital Facilities Plan March 9, 2010."— Presentation transcript:
Ridgefield School District Capital Facilities Plan March 9, 2010
Facilities Mission The district strives to provide state of the art facilities with safe and caring learning environments in which all students meet or exceed state standards Our facility plans identify K-5 elementary schools, 6-8 middle schools and 9-12 high schools. Small Community Schools with Great Results are defined as having the following targeted student enrollments: – Elementary schools500 students – Middle Schools800 students – High Schools1200 students
Facility Needs Assessment Summary Deferred Maintenance & Upgrades – Current facilities have not had material improvements in 18 years or more. Classrooms Over Capacity – 28% of current classrooms capacity is portable space – Facilities are not sized to deal with any enrollment growth scenario Key Facility, Education and Program Needs – Parking & bus traffic flow – Storm water management – Cafeteria and gym separation – Improved and adequately sized common spaces Gyms Music Auditorium Kitchens/Auditoriums
Current Capacity Summary Gap Summary: Schools are over capacity 28% of current classrooms are portables Common spaces sized for much smaller enrollments Elementary schools are K-6, not K-5 and over target size Middle School is 7-8, not 6-8 and under target size
10-year Headcount History
Facility Improvement Plan Summary 3 year phased facility improvements – sized for 15% enrollment growth – adds to and improves current school facilities – moves schools in direction of ideal sizing School grades re-configured to K-5, 6-8, 9-12 for SY12 SY11 facility improvements to UR/VR ahead of grade change and addresses most pressing needs – New UR gym & convert gym to cafeteria – Add 8 classrooms to VR Re-boundary elementary schools for enrollment balance School facility bond positioned for Feb 2011
Capacity Sizing Plan
Facility Improvement Plan
Gym converted to cafeteria New UR gym 8 new VR classrooms Phase-1 for SY11 Revised parking & bus traffic
Facility Improvement Timeline Currently being reviewed.
Facility Plan Financing Currently being reviewed.
Plan Benefits Alignment with Strategic Vision and Stakeholder feedback Improves existing facilities Sizes for 15% growth Maintains future flexibility