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MASTER FACILITY PLANNING PROCESS

The Oakridge Board of Education commissioned architects/engineers during the spring of 2015 to complete a Master Facility Assessment to gain a thorough understanding of the condition and longevity of all district property/facilities.  After staff and community input, the goal is to develop a Master Facility Plan that meets the future needs of our district.  We invite the community to engage in this process as we work together to develop a plan that ensures our kids will have safe, secure, and quality learning environments in our schools.

This page will be used to keep the community informed of the process to develop a Master Facility Plan.  The dates may be subject to change based on decisions and input during the process.  Please note, the links below contain documents that are very large.  If you have problems downloading or viewing the presentations, please contact the Administration office and we will make arrangements for you to access them.

FACILITY ASSESSMENT PHASE                                                                   

  1. Spring/Summer 2015 – Conducted Facility Needs Assessment
  2. July 29, 2015 – Presented overview of Facility Needs Assessment to School Board
    • Board approved to proceed with develop a community input process

DECISION MAKING PHASE

  1. September 2, 2015 – School Board approved to proceed with a Master Facility Planning Process to include community input  
  2. September 28, 2015 – Steering Committee Meeting #1 (participants
  3. September/October 2015 – Staff/employee Meetings  
  4. October 19, 2015 – @ 6-8pm – Community Forum #1
  5. November 9, 2015 – Steering Committee Meeting #2
  6. December 9, 2015 – Steering Committee Meeting #3
  7. January 2016 – Staff/Employee Meetings 
    • Presented December 9th committee decisions for input and direction (see above presentation/minutes)
  8. February 1, 2016 – @ 6-8pm – Community Forum #2 
    • Presented summary of Master Facility Assessment and Steering Committee Recommendations that will be presented to the Board.
    • Link to presentation
  9. February 17, 2016 Board review and consideration of recommendation 
    • Committee recommendation – written / presented
    • Link to presentation
    • Board approved proceeding with developing the preliminary qualification bond application and presenting to the Michigan Department of Treasury.
    • Board approved proceeding with engaging the community with an informational campaign to understand the scope of the steering committee’s recommendation.
  10. February 18 – March 22, 2016
    • Staff presentations – link to presentation
    • Prepare Preliminary Qualification Bond Application for Treasury
    • Inform community of the steering committee’s recommended scope
  11. March 28, 2016
    • Meeting with Michigan Department of Treasury
  12. March 30, 2016
    • Special Board Meeting to consider approval of Qualification Bond Application
  13. April 1, 2016
    • File Application with Treasury
  14. May 4, 2016
    • Board Meeting to consider ballot language and calling the election

ELECTION

  • August 2, 2016 RESULTS:  1,019 – NO,    719 – YES 

SHOULD WE TRY AGAIN?

  1. September 14, 2016
    • School Board approved to proceed with establishing a Community Stakeholder Facility Steering Committee to develop a recommendation on how to address facility needs.
  2. October 3, 2016
  3. October 17, 2016
    • Community Stakeholder Facility Steering Committee Meeting
    • Oakridge High School Cafeteria @ 6:30pm
    • Presentation
    • Attendees
  4. November 1, 2016
    • Community Stakeholder Facility Steering Committee Meeting
    • Oakridge High School Cafeteria @ 6:30pm
    • Presentation
    • Attendees
  5. November 15, 2016
    • Community Stakeholder Facility Steering Committee Meeting
    • Oakridge Board Room @ 6:30pm
    • Presentation
    • Attendees
  6. November 30, 2016
    • Special Board Meeting to consider recommendation of Community Stakeholder Facility Steering Committee
    • Presentation
    • Board approved recommendation to develop a Preliminary Qualification Bond Application to present to the Michigan Department of Treasury.

BOARD APPROVES PROCEEDING WITH BOND PROPOSAL

  1. December 9, 2016
    • Present Preliminary Qualification Bond Application to the Michigan Department of Treasury.
  2. December 14, 2016
    • Board approved the Preliminary Qualification Bond Application to officially submit to the Michigan Department of Treasury.
  3. January 17, 2017
    • Michigan Department of Treasury to approval our Preliminary Qualification Bond Application.
  4. January 18, 2017
    • Board votes to “Calls the Election”
    • Informational campaign officially begins

ELECTION

  1. May 2, 2017 – ELECTION
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