The Facilities Management and Planning Department is responsible for the construction of new capital improvement projects, and the modernization of existing schools. In addition, the Department represents the District for City and County planning, land use and development issues; directs the District’s participation in the state school funding programs; monitors the State Department of Education site, plan, environmental requirements and obtains appropriate approvals; tracks the progress of projects in anticipation of funding needs and bid market conditions. Also, the Department manages the Civic Center (school rental) and School Development Fees Program and collects the required fees.
Updates and implements the District’s Facilities Master Plan that was approved in April 2009 and includes: (1) a determination of the need for new schools, school additions, and school modernizations based upon enrollment projections and other factors; (2) recommendations for the preferred locations of new schools and resultant impact on existing attendance boundaries; (3) development of a financial plan to support the needed facilities; and (4) development of a schedule for design and construction of new schools and other facility modifications based upon the financial plan.
Finally, the Department prepares enrollment projections for annual budget development, staffing, and facilities planning and manages the following budgets and funds: Building Fund, Developer Fee Fund, Civic Center Agency, Special Reserve Fund and the department’s operating budget.
Projects in Construction
- Herrera Elementary School construction
- Phoenix Secondary School construction
- Roosevelt Cafeteria modernization
Projects Recently Completed
- Bullard High School – N. classroom building, library & admin. building
- Robinson Elementary – new kindergarten classroom building
Projects in Design – Upcoming
- Ventura & 10th Street
- Edison Performing Arts Facility & Second Gym
- Education Center modernization