On July 30, 2020, the SMFCSD Board of Trustees adopted the Facilities Master Plan for the New Decade (FMP).  The adoption culminated more than one year of identification and analyses of needs across all of the schools and other sites in the District such as the Central Kitchen and District Office.  The Plan provides the direction for facilities work that is needed at all sites over the next decade to ensure that all students and staff have school facilities that support teaching and learning and are healthy and safe. 

school Community Input  

Input was sought from school communities in meetings held in January and February 2020 and through a Facilities Needs Survey that was made available to all staff, parents and students.  After all facilities needs were identified, School Teams comprised of parents and staff made recommendations for their respective school sites about their immediate facility needs. 

immediate Facility needs

District staff and the consulting architect on the development of a new Facilities Master Plan for the District consolidated all of the needs, both Districtwide and site by site. Aedis Architects then developed cost estimates for each project. In total, over $850 million of facility needs in the next decade have been identified and included in the FMP.  Of that total, $450 million of Immediate Needs have been prioritized for implementation when sources of funding are secured. Please review this Summary of Immediate Priorities.
  
The Board of Trustees, in adopting the Master Plan for the New Decade, underscored the importance of the Plan and thanked all who were involved in its development, noting that it may be the first facilities master plan developed that resulted from both in-person meetings and virtual meetings. 

frequently asked questions

Does the FMP include needs related to ensuring healthy schools for when we return to school?

Yes, it includes air-conditioning with good air filtration systems, hand-washing stations, water bottle fillers, replacement of carpeting in classrooms throughout the District with easily cleaned flooring and sinks with hot water.

What else does the FMP include? 

There are Districtwide projects such as:

  • Providing infrastructure upgrades and improvements to aging plumbing, and sewer systems; additional electrical panels for schools that need them;
  • Renovated/modernized student and adult restrooms;
  • Middle school science classrooms and labs for 21st-century science learning;
  • The installation of solar systems to move the District toward a goal of net-zero energy usage; and
  • Improvements to play areas, both grass and black tops as well as landscaping and irrigation.

There are also special facilities projects planned for each school including new multipurpose rooms at Highlands, Meadow Heights, Parkside and LEAD, a modernization/partial rebuild of Bowditch Middle School and the addition of classrooms on several school sites for specialized programs such as Makers' Labs for projects, Art and Music.

Is every school included in the FMP?

Yes.

How will the facilities projects in the FMP be funded?

SMFCSD's Board of Trustees placed a bond measure on this year's ballot to provide the major funding for the Immediate Priorities in the Facilities Master Plan. The Elections Office has given it the title Measure T. In addition to the bond measure, the District has other limited funding for some of the lower-cost projects and projects that address enrollment increases.

THE DETAILS

We invite you to review these documents to learn more: