In Building Our Future Together, we’re developing a future-ready master facilities plan for our schools. Learn about our process, findings so far, and share your input.
The Building Our Future Together Core Team hosted a virtual Q&A on April 26th to field questions and comments from the community. The recording of this event can be found HERE.
The planning process was led by a Core Team of community stakeholders and included five phases that started with seeking a deep understanding of what education is like today and exploring what it may look like in the future.
We’re working to build more adaptable, safe, and welcoming schools that:
– Facilitate more engaging curriculum.
– Accommodate student agency of space to better support learning and work cycles.
These needs start with students and recognizing the varied pathways our students will take when they leave Batavia Public Schools. Whichever path our students choose, we need to:
Our facilities can facilitate these current and future teaching and learning needs by changing to be more:
Before the Core Team finalizes their recommendations, they need your input. All plans include renovations at Batavia High School, Rotolo Middle School, Grace McWayne School, and Hoover-Wood School. Options include recommendations for replacement, rather than renovation, at the remaining schools.
In developing options, the Core Team considered the pros and cons of various scenarios that included boundary changes, renovation, replacement, additions, and closure of facilities.
The key difference between the two options is the number of elementary schools that will be utilized. One option recommends that the district operate six elementary schools, and the other option would result in a reduced number of elementary schools.