Guiding Principles

The Guiding Principles for Building Our Future Together have been finalized and represent the vision for BPS101 facilities.

  • Our schools and sites are safe, secure and comfortable for all users.
  • Our school facilities meet District standards for learning spaces.
  • Our schools inspire pride and reflect the history of the community.
  • Learning opportunities and experiences are available and accessible to all students.
  • Spaces are to be flexible and adaptable for students and staff.
  • Learning spaces embrace and support differing student paths.
  • Our programs and spaces foster innovation and empower students.
  • Our school facilities provide spaces that enhance partnerships and engagement with our community.
  • Our school facilities support the social and emotional well-being of students and staff.
  • Collaboration for all stakeholders is necessary for learning and growing.
  • Our facilities support extra- and co-curricular opportunities and promote authentic learning experiences.
  • Improvements to our facilities consider long-term sustainable operations and environmental impact.

In addition to the Guiding Principles, it is key to know what are the “must-have” items and what existing spaces or programs should not be touched because they are valued or work well. The Core Team has identified the following Must-Haves:

  • Safe and Secure entrances and spaces within the building
  • Physically accessible spaces that also address varied learning styles and different learning paths
  • Spaces that are flexible and adaptable for all building users.
  • Equitable access to learning opportunities, experiences, programs, and physical spaces
  • Clean, healthy, and sustainable spaces.

The Core Team has determined that the majority of stakeholders do not want to change:

  • Single high school structure
  • Single middle school structure
  • Grade level configuration (pK/K-5, 6-8, 9-12)
  • The character of each school community in order to provide equity, safety, and flexibility
  • Neighborhood school structure
  • Innovative programs