Friday, October 22, 2010

Facility Master Plan Recommendations

Changes could be in the future for Topeka Public Schools. Board members last night heard recommendations from a district-wide facility master plan from representatives of Wilson and Company. Wilson was hired to conduct a physical and educational adequacy assessment of the district’s schools. A community-based facilities committee has been meeting for months. The committee studied a number of areas including district demographics, physical condition of buildings, grade configuration and facility consolidations. Committee members developed the recommendations in keeping with the goals outlined in the district’s strategic plan as they related to efficiency and infrastructure. The committee’s recommendations call for the district to move to a new education model of schools of pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. The report also calls for the closing of some schools, others would be consolidated and several new schools would be built. The Board of Education received the report and will discuss it at their next meeting on November 4.

To view the Topeka USD 501 District-Wide Facility Master Plan Recommendations, click:

TPS Master Plan Recommendations