Del Mar Union School District begins process of developing a facilities master plan

By Karen Billing

The Del Mar Union School District is beginning the process of developing its facilities master plan, looking to the community for input as the district forms its “long-term roadmap” on how the district will deliver education in the future from a facilities standpoint.

At its Aug. 28 meeting, the board heard an update on the process from LPA Architects, the firm selected to guide the district as it develops its plan.

Don Pender, a principle at LPA, said that the firm acts just as the “organizers” or facilitators — the heart of the plan will really come out of the district’s outreach group meetings and town hall meeting.

The outreach group comprised of 30 to 40 key stakeholders will have three meetings throughout the fall at Del Mar Hills Academy.

The first meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 3-5 p.m. on the topic of the educational program, preschool and childcare, integration of technology, and professional development.

The second and third meetings are scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 1, and Tuesday, Dec. 17, both from 3-5 p.m.

Pender said the outreach meetings are where all the master plan options are generated for the executive committee.

A town hall meeting open to all community members will be held on Nov. 6. At that meeting the master plan options will all be presented, with budget estimates so as to avoid any “sticker shock.”

The community will go through a prioritization exercise where all of the options are posted and members place dots on the ones they would like to see happen the most. “There’s usually some surprise,” Pender said of the prioritization exercise results, but noted that it forces them to re-think some of their options and that becomes the foundation of the final plan.

“You’ve got a process that people who participate in the community are going to feel really good about,” Pender said.

The final presentation of the facilities master plan is scheduled for Jan. 22, 2014.

Pender detailed the pillars LPA considers when helping develop a master plan, looking at creating sustainable, logical, financially achievable projects while promoting that collaboration with the community and stakeholders.

“It’s an opportunity for the district to reach out to the community and for the community to see the good work you’re doing,” Pender said.

Related posts:

  1. Master planning contracts for school facilities approved
  2. Del Mar Union School District to hold Town Hall Budget Forum March 11
  3. San Dieguito Union High School District Superintendent Ken Noah to retire in June
  4. Del Mar Fairgrounds master plan lawsuit settled
  5. Schmitt selected to be new San Dieguito Union High School District Superintendent

Short URL: http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=56292

Posted by Staff on Sep 1, 2013. Filed under Carmel Valley, Del Mar, News, Schools, carmel valley. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

Leave a Reply

Archives

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

LA JOLLA NEWS

RSS LA JOLLA NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RSS RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

  • It’s no stretch for Rancho Santa Fe yoga instructor to ‘give back’
    As one of North County’s most prolific yoga instructors, Stacy McCarthy doesn’t just teach yoga, she lives the yoga lifestyle. Selfless service, or seva in Sanskrit, is an important concept of yoga — one that the Rancho Santa Fe resident practices daily. “When we give and we give from the heart, there’s nothing more gratifying than that,” McCarthy said. […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe resident’s Gen 7 wines earn top honors
    Rancho Santa Fe resident Tim Bacino’s Gen 7 Wines is on a hot streak, his varietals winning several awards this summer in California wine competitions. […]
  • Torrey Pines High School baseball alum Taylor Murphy excelling in pro ball
    It was during a breakout senior year at Torrey Pines High that Taylor Murphy first popped up on the radar of professional scouts. Shortly after graduation, Murphy was selected by the San Diego Padres in the 40th round of the June 2011 amateur draft. He declined, honoring a commitment to the University of the Pacific. Three years later, Murphy got another sho […]