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Facility Planning

Introduction

The purpose of this section of the Avonworth School District website is to provide our school community with up-to-date information regarding our current facility planning process.  Information will be added as well as documentation to ensure the community is as informed as possible about this process.  Please refer back to this site as it will be updated as we move through the current process.  

Timeline

2014 - Avonworth Primary Center
In 2014 the District opened the Avonworth Primary Center.  The construction of the primary center was needed due to overcrowding at Avonworth Elementary School.  This project was the result of years of planning by the Avonworth School Board of Directors to address the overcrowding due to continued growth in student enrollment.
 
2017 - 6th Grade Moved to Avonworth Elementary School 
Due to overcrowding at the middle and high school campus, the 6th-grade was moved to the elementary school in 2017.  This was possible due to the flexibility created by the construction of the primary center.
 
2018 - Demographic Study
In the fall of 2018, the Avonworth Board of School Directors commissioned a demographic study to determine estimations on the future student population.  The demographic study was conducted by Dr. Shelby Stewman, a retired professor of statistics from Carnegie Mellon University.
 
2019 - Search for Architectural Design Firm
In the spring of 2019, the Avonworth Board of School Directors directed Dr. Ralston, Superintendent of Schools, to research architectural firms that could lead an inclusive process that would help the District identify current and future facility needs of the District.  IKM Architecture was selected by the Avonworth Board of School Directors following a robust proposal and interview process.
 
February 2020 - School Design Action Team Begins Meeting
On February 13, 2020, a School Design Action Team (SDAT) consisting of students, staff, parents, administrators, and community members met for the first time to begin identifying the facility needs of our District.  The team will meet a number of times throughout the sprint and will be led through this process by Mr. Matt Hansen, Principal at IKM Architecture.
 
On February 27, 2020, our School Design Action Team met for a day long workshop with IKM Architecture.  The team spent the day taking ideas based on identified needs and putting them into potential school designs.  The day was full of energy, excitement, and creativity as small groups constructed school design plans and presented them to the larger group.  The day generated many ideas that IKM will take into consideration for the development of our District's Facility Master Plan.

Photos from the 2/13/2020 SDAT Meeting

Photos from the 2/27/2020 SDAT Meeting

Community Forum Dates

The following community forums are open to anyone residing in the Avonworth School Community.  Each community forum meeting will be held at Avonworth High School.
 
March 19, 2020 at 6:30 PM
April 21, 2020 at 6:30 PM 

IKM Feasibility Study-Nov 2019

IKM Feasibilty Study
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