A 2019 facility study assessed the physical condition and programming spaces of all school buildings. Based on this study and the priorities of the school district, the Performance Services design team proposed the progressive design-build project. The project will increase capacity at Maple, Hickory, and Sycamore Elementary Schools to create a balance of three schools on each side of the district feeding into the intermediate and middle schools. Additionally, expanding the schools will create operating efficiencies and improve program equity.
The improvements at Maple, Hickory, and Sycamore will allow White Oak Elementary to be redesigned to provide increased opportunities for and expansion of the Seedlings Preschool Program. The facility improvements will support the enrollment trends as outlined in the district’s most recent demographic study, address critical infrastructure needs, and bring equity to the classroom environments across the district.