District: Committees | Facilities Study Team

FACILITIES STUDY TEAM  

Board Decision on the Facilities Study Team On Wednesday, February 24, 2010, Farmington Public Schools’ Board of Education voted 6-0 to move forward with Option D from the Addendum of the Facilities Study Team Report.

Option D

  • Middle schools are reconfigured into two 5-6 and two 7-8 schools.
  • All elementary buildings are reconfigured as K-4 schools. (The decision on whether Highmeadow remains a K-5, or changes to a K-4 or K-6 school, still needs to be determined.)
  • Alameda, Farmington Community School (FCS), Visions, Cloverdale programming and locations remain as is
  • Wooddale, William Grace, Flanders and Eagle Elementary Schools are closed.
  • The Maxfield Training Center would close. Staff would be absorbed by the Ten Mile building and other District education buildings.
  • District science center moves to the warehouse at Central Office

If you have questions regarding the Faciilties Study Team recommendations, please e-mail your question to info@farmington.k12.mi.us.

Vision Statement

We will present a series of recommendations to the Farmington School Board addressing the viability and efficient use of the facilities with the intent of improving the District's financial future, while ensuring the community's expectations of excellence for all students of the Farmington Public Schools.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Develop a plan and time line for maximizing the use of the District’s facilities with an emphasis on maintaining high quality instructional programs and financial efficiency.
  • Establish specific criteria to develop a recommendation for consideration by the Board of Education.
  • Determine whether preschool classes should be in centers and/or elementary schools.
  • In developing the plan, consider the current and projected state of:
    • District financial resources, revenue and expenditures
    • Anticipated cost savings
    • Demographics and enrollment
    • Attendance areas and feeder schools
    • Building infrastructure (i.e. age of buildings, renovation, additions, new construction and funding options)
    • Standard and special room needs
    • Building capacities for schools and other buildings
    • Provision for all-day kindergarten in each elementary building
    • Other special student learning needs (i.e. special education, center programs, DELTA, bilingual education, alternative high school, IB location, etc.)

Parameters

The recommendation of the Facilities Study Team should be developed within these parameters:

  • No changes to the current learning configurations (i.e. K-5, 6-8, 9-12)
  • The team is not responsible for recommending staffing, program assignment or class size.
  • Use an elementary school capacity range of 450 – 600 students per building.

Communication & Reporting Format

  • Facilities Study Team meetings will be open to the public.
  • Provide monthly updates on progress to the Board of Education
  • Post Facilities Study Team meeting dates, agendas and meeting minutes on the district web site with an opportunity for community input.
  • Present the team’s recommendation to the community at a Board of Education meeting

Completion Date for the Facilities Study Team Recommendation

  • Present the recommendation and rationale to the Board of Education on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at the North Farmington High School Auditorium.