On January 6, 2018, the Board of Trustees held a facilities workshop to continue their robust, public discussion around District facilities and future facilities planning as it relates to the Measure I1 project list.
To provide direction regarding the size of schools as it relates to pending and future Measure I1 bond projects, the Board directed the District to maintain the school capacity ranges stated in the 2013 Facilities Master Plan for elementary (600 - 700 students), middle (1000 - 1200 students), and high schools (2400 students +/- 10%). In addition, the Board provided direction to the District to research options and recommended enrollment ranges for a K-8 school as well as how this could address enrollment in North Pleasanton.
The District will explore options for a K-8 school configuration to add capacity instead of a new K-5 school. With this direction, the Board stressed their commitment to maintain neighborhood schools and limit student overflow.
During the workshop, the District provided information around Measure I1 progress, student enrollment, school facilities, and CDE guidelines for classroom size and students per acre, as well as modernization and new school construction. A copy of the information presented is available to the public in the January 6 Board agenda (under agenda item 5.1).
The Board’s direction will inform the process in which the District creates its updated Facilities Master Plan (FMP), a document which will serve as a blueprint for how categories on the board-approved Measure I1 project list are prioritized. To assist in the creation of an updated Facilities Master Plan, a Facilities Master Plan committee was formed comprised of community members, parents, and District staff.
This was the second public board facilities workshop held in 2017-2018; the first workshop was held on September 12, 2017. The District plans to host a third facilities workshop, which will be open to the public, in April.
Learn more about the Facilities Master Plan and Measure I1 updates on the Measure I1 & Facilities web page.