What are our future facility needs? What building repairs, improvements and replacements are needed moving forward to provide our students with the best possible education as we head into the middle of the 21st Century
The David Douglas School District planned for the future on two fronts: 1) We developed a 5-6 year Strategic Plan to lay out our priorities and goals for the near future, and 2) We are created a long-range facility plan to protect and extend the lives of our existing buildings, and to replace or build new facilities to meet our long-term future needs.
This page focuses on our Long Range Facility Plan.
David Douglas School District worked with DLR Group Architecture & Planning for the purposes of facilitating a long-range facility planning process. This effort was led by Karen Montovino, who is an assessor and planner certified by the Oregon Department of Education. This process began February of 2020 with interviews and surveys of staff throughout the district. Then a Facility Planning Committee was formed, consisting of several community members, board members and district staff to review the data and come to a consensus on a ten year long-range facility plan.
Through a series of four workshops held May-October 2020, the committee reviewed existing conditions of each school in the district, looked at cost estimates to repair and/or replace schools as well as looked at prioritizing repairs based on need and proposed overall budget.
Consistent topics that came up in their review were:
- Provide Early Learning throughout the district,
- Capital Improvements to expand life of existing facilities
- Provide dedicated spaces for student educational specialty services
- Master plan of the high school with a phased plan for replacement.
- Provide CTE curriculum at the high school
- Long term replacement strategies for aging facilities
The committee prepared a long-range facility plan and presented it to the David Douglas School Board at the November 12, 2020 Board meeting.
View the DDSD Long-Range Facility Plan here