- Facility Master Plan
FMP Board Meeting Update - August 24, 2023
- Phase 1: Climate Ready Projects, which reflect the district's commitment to climate readiness and healthy school environments
- Phase 2: Transitional Kindergarten and Building Systems, to reconfigure or expand classroom spaces as needed to support the implementation of Universal TK
- Phase 3: Dynamic Learning Environments, including educational enhancements for early childhood education, outdoor learning environments, nutrition services, and dynamic collaboration spaces
- Phase 4: Future Ready Projects, including long-term building lifecycle replacements specific to each school site
FMP Board Meeting Update - June 15, 2023
FMP Board Meeting Update - April 6, 2023
Facility Master Plan Update Process - January 2023
Facility Master Plan Update Process 2023
Our current Facility Master Plan (FMP), dated 2013, detailed the modernization in our upper elementary and middle schools using Measure H Bond Funds. Our elementary schools now need attention and all of our schools will need upgrades to be climate-ready and resilient. For that reason, the Board of Trustees approved PBK, a full-service architecture firm, to assess all of our facilities. They will also help us complete an inclusive and transparent process to develop a 10-15 year plan to create schools and schoolyards to meet the needs of our children, staff and community. This will involve both on-site structural reviews and engagement with principals, staff, students and the community.
Our process has begun with the development of an FMP Visioning committee, composed of community and staff, who have met twice to discuss our current facilities and envision collaborative and climate-ready school spaces. See the slide deck from our Visioning Session held in January.
Stakeholder meetings were conducted between February - May where input was collected providing invaluable to co-create a resulting roadmap to inform the next steps for our facilities. We want to hear from you, so here are opportunities to share your feedback. Read more about our Facility Master Visioning Session and Strategic Plan refresh process. If you have any questions about these meetings, please email [email protected] or call (650) 580-7333.
Facility Master Plan 2013-2022
Facility Master Plan 2013-2022
On March 14, 2013, the San Carlos School Board passed the District’s Facility 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 (Arundel, Brittan Acres, Heather, 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 Facility 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.