Superintendent’s Coffee – Why an Educational Facilities Master Plan is needed


Saturday March 18, Hawthorn School District 73’s Superintendent Nick Brown will host a “Superintendent’s Coffee – Why the Educational Facilities Master Plan is needed” at Aspen Drive Library, 701 Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Mr. Brown’s coffee chat will include a short facilities presentation followed by a question/answer session.

The District 73 School Board has voted to place a question on the April 4, 2017 ballot that will ask voters to approve $42 million in school facilities funding based on the results of the Educational Facilities Master Plan (EFMP) created by a Core Team of community members, parents, staff and administration. This process began in March 2016 and the Core Team has been meeting since July 2016, completing more than 2,500 combined hours of work focused on finding a district-wide solution to: solve all space needs based on projected enrollment growth, and to balance the projected growth of more than 700 students in the next 10 years while maintaining a 25:1 student-teacher ratio at the elementary school level.

This ballot initiative reflects the findings of the EFMP and will act to address the long-range needs of the district. To learn more about the EFMP please visit the district’s website ~ ~.

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