• Facilties Master Plan

    In 2018, the White Plains City School District partnered with a team of architects from H2M and Triton Construction to develop a Long-Range Facilities Master Plan. The resulting document will describe the district’s vision for its classrooms and buildings, defining our dreams and our needs and guiding our planning and improvements for the future.     

    A facilities master plan attempts to measure the future needs of the district and considers the current state of each of our district school’s buildings as well as potential maintenance and or student/staff needs.   

    By taking a proactive approach instead of a reactive one, the district continues to play a role as a steward of the community’s financial resources. A master planning process demonstrates that funds are being spent in a cost-effective way to meet the community’s educational needs and creates a feeling of transparency with the public.  

    The most successful master plans are drafted with full input from the community. By engaging stakeholders in planning for the future of local education, it serves as a unifying process that brings the community together and builds support for your goals.  

    As part of its facility master planning process, the district created a master planning committee and collection of subcommittees which represented the school community’s various stakeholder groups (board members, administrators, staff/faculty, parents/guardians/caregivers and community members). The district then hosted a series of community meetings and launched a community survey in 2018 and 2019 to gather input about potential facility improvements.   

    To date, the team has developed a list of potential building improvements and maintenance work that the district would likely pursue over the course of the next several years.   

    Should the district decide to pursue a capital improvement project, it would be proposed to the community through a vote.    

    Facilties Master Plan Timeline

    • September 2018: District partners with architects from H2M and Triton Construction Manager to develop a Long-Range Facilities Master Plan 

    • May 2018: District forms its Master Planning Advisory Committee 

    • May 2018-March 2019: Together with H2M and Triton, the committee meets six times to review and finalize the master plan and prioritize work 

    • March 2019: District surveys all staff/faculty and parents/guardians to determine what areas the community would like to see updated/improved. Review survey results  

    • April 2019: District analyzes survey results.

    • March 2020-June 2021: Facility improvement planning halts during COVID-19 

    • June 2021: Master Planning Advisory Committee meetings resume.  

    • July-August 2021: Committee meets to refine scope and cost options.  

    Master Planning Advisory Committee 

    The Master Planning Advisory Committee assists with the implementation and continual update of the district’s facility master plan. The committee, comprised of various school district representatives and community members is charged with regularly reviewing the integrity of the district’s buildings and grounds with respect to the latest building condition surveys and growing instructional and operational needs.  

     

    Next Steps 

    The master planning subcommittee of the board will meet and review the master plan committee's recommendations in September 2021.  

    Subcommittee of the board will meet to review the master plan committee's recommendations sometime in September 2021.  In October, final recommendations will be presented to the board. In November, the district will present the recommendations and next steps to the larger school community.