EASD Building Projects
After conducting a district-wide review of its facilities, the district determined its schools at both the primary and secondary levels were operating at or near full capacity. Several key factors the district used in making this determination were current room usage statistics, class size information, the number of rooms available for increased programming and the number of teachers in the middle and high schools who did not have permanent rooms. In addition, some targeted instruction at all district schools occurs in less than optimal learning environments such as school lobbies, hallways, and stairwells. When factoring in future enrollment projections, the district determined that the projected increase in student population would cause the functional capacity of the schools, already at peak levels, to be exceeded and potentially impact the level of instruction delivered to students at all grade levels in all school buildings.
In addition, the district identified current deficiencies in existing school buildings such as mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems; interior finishes and equipment; exterior building systems such as roof replacement and window replacement; and Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility and code issues that need to be addressed in a building program.
As such, the district developed the following four-phase building program that balances the district’s educational goals with being fiscally responsible to all constituents and being good community partners: