Core Team Meetings

Key Take-Aways
Sept. 24, 2019



  • The goal of this Educational Master Facility Plan (EMFP) process is to be as transparent as possible with the community.
  • The community is invited to attend the ‘Global Perspectives’  open house on Thursday, September 26th.  There will be more community meetings in the future.
  • There are many stakeholders with a wide variety of experiences on the Core Team and this team is responsible for helping the District shape the EMFP.
  • This planning process will take 12-16 months to complete from beginning to the final recommendation to the Board of Education.
  • When it comes down to it…our mission is all about the kids!
Oct. 17, 2019


  • We toured Batavia High School.  It hasn’t changed much since the 1980s and needs much more flexibility based on how students learn today.
  • The High School’s physical space is limiting what the staff, teachers, and students can do; but they are being innovative with what they have.
  • We want to ensure there is enough program space so that students who want to participate in programs are able to do so.
  • We are doing activities to keep all stakeholders in mind; including their feelings and how a successful master plan might look to them in the future.
  • We considered the entire district when participating in a SCOC (Strengths, Challenges, Opportunities, Concerns) Analysis.
Nov. 7, 2019


  • We discussed how to better communicate internally with teachers and externally with the community and parents.
  • This was the first time we discussed things not to touch (or change) in the Educational Master Facility Plan (EMFP).
  • We had alignment on large themes that need to be addressed as part of the EMFP.
  • We learned how we got to this point, so we can make better decisions.
  • We learned that, as a whole, we want to stay true to our community identity as we move our schools toward future equity.
Nov. 20, 2019


See Dec. 5 Key Takeaways
Dec. 5, 2019

6:00 pm


  • The Core Team took a tour of Grace McWayne School (GMS) to provide perspective on the District’s current buildings and compare with other BPS101 schools toured to-date.
  • Core Team members went on tours to other local districts and debriefed on building features that provided inspiration in space types and programs, as well as things that may not work, in BPS101.
  • The outside local tours reaffirmed what the Core Team and other stakeholders are looking for with regard to spaces, furniture, flexibility and building features.
  • A lot of sites toured featured hands-on learning, sustainable design features, spaces in support of SEL and spaces for staff.
  • The Core Team is cognizant of both student and staff needs and making sure voices from both stakeholder groups are acknowledged during the EMFP process.
Jan. 14, 2020

5:00 pm


  • Learned about the needs of the Boosters, Buffs and Stage feedback on existing spaces/facilities
  • Preliminary Enrollment Projections were presented
  • The needs of the District were revisited and fine-tuned
    • An activity was conducted to develop the Guiding Principles for the EMFP
April 20, 2020


Virtual Mtg.


  • Progress continues for the EMFP, despite COVID-19.
  • Updates to Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment (FFE) will be considered within recommended EMFP options.
  • We are finalizing Phase 3 – Programming, which is understanding the gap analysis that exists – what the needs are and where BPS101 schools may fall short.
  • We were able to look at tangible program needs and plan analyses for each building.
  • We still need to maintain good communication with community, students and staff, although it has become more difficult.
May 21, 2020


Virtual Mtg.

  • We reviewed photos of K-12 facilities and engaged in an activity to determine preferences.
  • We agreed that traditional classrooms are not conducive to 21st century classroom learning environments.
  • We recommitted to our Guiding Principles.
  • We agreed that flexibility and variety in our spaces is a priority.

Core Team Resources

Fall 2018 Facilities Committee Final Report and Presentation


Core Team Community and Affiliate Presentations

  • Batavia Interschool Council on Nov. 9
  • GMW PTO on Dec. 3
  • Boosters, Buffs, and STAGE on Dec. 5
  • HWS PTO on Jan. 13