Jan 10 2016

Input Wanted on School Facilities Master Plan

Community input is being solicited to assist in identifying needed school facility renovations and/or additions at each Piedmont school campus. 

Superintendent Randall Booker announced the following:

The Piedmont Unified School District is in the process of developing a Facilities Master Plan.  Over the past several months, we’ve held staff, student, and community workshops in preparation for the development of the Facilities Master Plan.  I want to thank those of you who have participated.  Your feedback has been invaluable.

On January 12th and 19th, we are hosting Community Outreach Meetings to solicit additional input. We encourage anyone from the community to attend.

These meetings will occur in the Piedmont High School Student Center on:

January 12th7:00pm – 8:30pm, and
January 19th7:00pm – 8:30pm

The final PUSD Facilities Master Plan is scheduled to be presented at the February 10, 2016 Board of Education Meeting.

To learn more about the Facilities Master Planning Process and review a variety of support documents, including a draft of the Facilities Master Plan, please click here to visit the PUSD Facilities Master Plan page on the PUSD Website.

The Facilities Master Plan process combines the goals of PUSD’s Education Specifications and the information collected by the design team (including facility assessments) into a comprehensive plan for the schools of the Piedmont Unified School District. The main product of the facility needs assessment and Facilities Master Plan is a detailed proposal for renovations and/or additions to be made at each school campus.

The facilities master planning process takes into account all of the information on the District’s facilities, the needs and desires of faculty, staff and the community and projections about future District needs and creates a comprehensive plan for each campus that addresses these issues. The plan looks at issues holistically and creatively to find unique and inventive solutions that fit the specific needs of each campus and community. The final Facilities Master Plan document provides a clear narrative and graphic summary of the proposed facilities improvements for each campus and also provides the detailed information necessary to successfully plan and implement the improvements.

Please contact Mr. Pete Palmer, Director of Facilities at PPalmer@piedmont.k12.ca.us if you have any questions.


Facility Site Assessment

“QKA Architects, Pete Palmer – PUSD Director of Facilities, and PUSD Maintenance staff performed a facility site assessment at each campus. The purpose of the assessment is to identify those improvements and remedial up-grades, along with their associated costs, required to provide safe, secure and well-maintained campuses, appropriate to the needs of current and future educational programs for the foreseeable future.”

Read more on the DRAFT FACILITY PLAN:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-vdk-LUzFEkNHhxc2tuZHU3bUU/view


One Response to “Input Wanted on School Facilities Master Plan”

  1. Set up COMMUNITY EMAIL INPUT in addition to Community Outreach Meetings. Many of us cannot get to MEETINGS (children, illness, vacations, life pressures); have important feedback which really should not be addressed to a specific person but rather be part of the general input.

    A setup similar to the “Nextdoor” system (but not THAT system) would give you more feedback from “isolated” residents.

    This is 2016, get w/ the technology.

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