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  • Lunch at BHS The BISD Facilities Master Plan

    The good news is... Bainbridge Island has exceptional schools with contemporary curriculum, outstanding teachers and staff, high achieving students, and a very supportive and involved community.

    The bad news is... many of our facilities are worn out, and we don't have enough space. Can these facilities continue to adequately support our students' academic achievements?

    The good news is... a framework for decision-making, a Master Plan has been developed. With the community's involvement and guidance, we can use this tool to address the challenges present at each facility.

    We want/need your input? We need and value your opinion. Review the plan then join us for coffee (see our event calendar), call our hotline 855-0555, click on the Master Plan Forum below, or send us an e-mail.

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    The Master Plan Document

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    The BISD Master Plan Summary

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    Through an extensive facilities audit , several buildings in our district have been identified as having exceeded their serviceable life, to put it simply, some are overcrowded and/or worn out. Looking at our community demographics along with current and projected building needs, a 15 year Master Plan draft has been developed based on a Basic Standard unique to the age of students and educational program needs at each building in our district. The document encompasses the district?s educational vision and goals and national educational trends. Its foundation came extensively from Vision 2010 , our long-range plan (2000), the Capital Facilities Planning Committee work (2003-04), and the Community Symposium was held October 2004.

    The Master Plan represents a comprehensive, collaborative process. It is a living document that is a decision-making tool, not the decision. It includes the physical facility assessments, how our facilities compare to standard educational program needs, and Project Costs of proposed basic needs over the next 15 years. Facility needs span such things as the patchwork needed to correct leaking roofs, HVAC systems, and intercom and telephone systems, to modernization that would correct square footage and spaces needed to deliver educational programs.

    Independent architectural firms have determined that many of the school facilities are challenging educational environments. In our Elementary Schools , significant upgrades will be needed over the next 15 years. At our Commodore/Options site elementary and secondary programs are housed and have unique needs. The Grades 5-8 are housed in the newer campuses of the district and have minimal needs to meet and maintain current Basic Standards. Bainbridge High School needs significant upgrades and its current enrollment as of today requires 13 additional classrooms than the facility is capable of adequately housing. In addition, district support such as our Maintenance Department and overall technology has been identified within the framework.

    If you are interested in reviewing the complete document, the complete Master Plan can be downloaded as PDF.