On March 14, 2013, the San Carlos School Board passed the District’s Facilities Master Plan (FMP).  The FMP was developed to address enrollment growth and provide a roadmap for building new schools, renovation of existing facilities, creating outdoor environments and introducing new technologies, all in the context of resource sustainability.

New learning environments will focus on creating flexible spaces that can scale to accommodate many sizes, from large groups to small teams to individual projects.  Other elements of 21st Century Learning environments include fewer walls, embracing the outdoors and bringing the outside classroom inside, flexible furniture and space, spaces for hands-on learning and project-based learning, and more.

Specifically, the FMP includes the following:

  • Building two new upper elementary schools, one on each of the existing middle school campuses, for 4th-5th grade
  • Removing 5th grade from Central and Tierra Linda and renovating both middle schools as per the design elements above
  • Removing 4th grade from each of the existing four elementary schools (ArundelBrittan AcresHeather, and White Oaks)
  • Re-locating Charter Learning Center
  • Doing other renovations, including safety and technology upgrades, at all sites
  • Investing in sustainable energy sources, materials, and programs throughout the district

The passage of Measure H provided funds to accomplish a substantial amount of work outlined in the plan and a Citizens Bond Oversight Committee has been appointed to ensure the proper expenditure of bond funds.  However, the Facilities Master Plan is intended to be a roadmap that encompasses plans beyond what Measure H can fund.

The District has designated a design team of administrators and teachers who are working to build the curriculum, structure, and personnel model of the new bridge schools with a goal to ensure that the physical design of the schools aligns with the curricular design.

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To view the complete FMP, click here.

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For a background narrative and timeline of the Facility Master Plan (FMP) as of April 2017 (click here