Facilities Long Range Planning

Facilities Long Range Planning
Posted on 09/17/2018

September, 2018

At the September Board Meeting PMA Securities, Inc. presented a financial analysis for Berkeley School District 87.  Below is the link to the presentation created by PMA Securities Inc. 

Link to BSD 87 Financial Presentation



September, 2018


The long range planning committee convened for its first meeting on September 12, 2018. Representatives from District 87's parents, support staff, teachers, administrators, and board members were invited to attend this meeting to understand the purpose of this work and to begin to establish priorities for facilities.

Wold Architects presented key findings from the Educational Alignment Study and listened to feedback from committee members. 

The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 26th at 6:00 p.m. at the District 87 Administrative Center. 

To view the presentation, agenda, and future meeting dates, please visit the links below:

Link to September 12, 2018 Committee Presentation 

Link to September 12, 2018 Committee Agenda & Future Meeting Dates 


June 25, 2018

Educational Adequacy Study

Wold Ruck Pate, District 87’s architectural firm, recently presented the results of its Educational Alignment Study to the District 87 Board of Education. The 180-page in-depth report quantifies and qualifies how well each school facility is supporting the needs of students, staff administrators, and community members. The purpose of the study is to ensure that the school buildings are providing, and will continue to provide, the optimal learning environment for the district’s students.  


The report is the culmination of visits by members of the architectural firm to each of the school buildings, their observations of each building’s space and how effectively it is used, and comprehensive interviews with school principals, administrators, and teachers.  

Over 50 different aspects of each building were rated on how effectively they meet current and future learning needs. This very thorough study included such diverse items as site utilization, classroom size and use, lighting, electrical, windows, accessibility, and digital access.

The Board of Education has begun working with the architects and a facilities committee to identify priorities for each building. As good stewards of the district’s finances, the Board will strive to determine the approach that will provide the district with the most cost-effective long-term benefits, assuring that funds are used in the best ways to maximize learning. The district will seek the input and ideas of community members as a critical part of this process.  

The results will be used in conjunction with the district’s Five-year Strategic Plan and Health/Life Safety Plan, with the goal of having a long-term solution determined by Spring 2019.

Link to 6.25.18 Ed Study Presentation.pdf

Link to Long Range Planning Recommendations

Link to School District 87 Educational Alignment Study

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