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Facilities Planning Committee

At the October 12, 2017 Peninsula School District School Board Meeting, the Facilities Planning Committee presented a report to the board as the culmination of their nine months of work. Over 110 participants took part in the process with representatives of many community stakeholder groups. Their work consisted of four comprehensive user input meetings, nine facilities planning committee meetings, 18 site-based feedback meetings, and three community forums.

Guiding Principles
The committee began its' work developing the guiding principles for the rest of the work they would perform. Through extensive feedback and discussion, they came up with the following list:

  • Flexibility + Multi-use
  • Maintenance, durability, sustainability
  • Safety and Security
  • Equitable resources and facilities for all students
  • Community Connections
  • Quality of Environment
  • Variety of Learning Environments
  • Personalized Environments
  • Professional Environments
  • Aesthetics

The Process
Throughout the process, the committee did extensive learning about the changes that are impacting education today. They learned about topics such as diversity of learning styles, new curriculum standards, increasing need for enrichment and social services, and increased professional development needs. They also studied current capacity and how state directives in all-day Kindergarten and lowered class size have affected the classroom space available. They considered all available options for addressing the needs of the district including year-round school, double shifting and many other options. They also extensively studied the current condition of all facilities throughout the district. Finally, they also studied available funding models and the possibilities available with all different options.

Recommendations
The committee report recommended the following priorities to the board without recommending a particular plan to send to voters. They felt it was important to simply provide the board all necessary information to allow them to make sound decisions.

Elementary Recommendations

  • Add more permanent classrooms
  • Address legislative mandates
  • Add dining commons
  • Add more flexible/small group spaces
  • Increase daylighting and outdoor connections
  • Improve technology
  • Add covered play areas

Middle School Recommendations

  • Add more flexible/small group spaces
  • Modernize science labs
  • Increase daylighting and outdoor connections
  • Increase storage
  • Improve technology
  • Improve athletic facilities

High School Recommendations

  • Add more flexible/small group spaces
  • Modernize science labs, CTE/vocational education shops and performing arts
  • Increase daylighting and outdoor connections
  • Create an all-school gathering space
  • Increase parking
  • Improve athletic facilities

Other Recommendations

  • Life safety/security upgrades
  • HVAC replacement
  • Technology upgrades
  • Exterior repair and upgrades
  • Interior repair and upgrades
  • Parking and site circulation
  • Support services

School Priority Rankings

  • Artondale - Entire building replacement, modernization or addition
  • Peninsula - Entire building replacement, modernization or addition
  • Evergreen - Entire building replacement, modernization or addition
  • Discovery - Entire building replacement, modernization or addition OR Major repairs or improvements
  • Gig Harbor - Entire building replacement, modernization or addition OR Major repairs or improvements
  • Minter Creek - Major repairs or improvements
  • Voyager - Major repairs or improvements
  • Key Peninsula - Major repairs or improvements
  • Kopachuck - Major repairs or improvements
  • Purdy - Major repairs or improvements OR Minor repairs or improvements
  • Harbor Hts - Minor repairs or improvements
  • Vaughn - Minor repairs or improvements
  • Goodman - Minor repairs or improvements
  • Harbor Ridge - Minor repairs or improvements OR Currently meets school needs
  • Henderson Bay - Minor repairs or improvements OR Currently meets school needs

Full Presentation and Report
Full PowerPoint of this presentation to the board can be found here.
All materials considered and produced throughout the whole process can be found here.