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's master planning process, the district created a master planning committee and collection of subcommittees that 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.
March 13, 2023: A Regular Board of Education meeting is held to present a Capital Projects Update to the Board of Trustees. Additionally, the Board of Education authorized a proposition to be included in the Notice of Annual District Meeting and Election to expend an additional amount to pay a portion of the cost of HVAC improvements to various District school buildings.