Multiple opportunities for public input were provided throughout the process.
Early in the FMP process (May 2017), an online survey was sent to all Orinda USD’s Principals, then followed-up with an interview and campus tour. The survey and subsequent conversation focused on the school’s existing operations, condition of the facilities, and how well the facilities support the current/desired programs.
Teacher & Staff Survey
In September 2017, LPA gave an overview of the master plan process to the teacher population of OUSD. An online survey was also distributed to all teachers and staff. Similar to the Principal survey, the questions focused on the existing functionality of the facilities.
Approximately 300 students from OIS gave input during this process when the FMP was integrated into the curriculum of 7th grade science. LPA provided 3 questions for students to respond to:
- What do you like most about OIS?
- What would you most like to change about OIS?
- What are your Top 3 Priorities to Improve OIS?
Over the course of a couple days, students explored their campus and formed responses to the prompts. Twelve individual classes participated, each selecting one representative to present the class findings back during one, large meeting within the Multi-Purpose Room at OIS.
School Site Community Meetings
In late September, individualized community meetings were held for each school site within the District. The meetings included a brief overview of the master plan process, as well as an activity that allowed community members to express aspects of the campus that they liked and disliked.
Learning Spaces Visioning Charrette
Taking information learned during the Focus Group meeting with the Director of Curriculum & Instruction, a charrette (workshop) was later held with District-selected teacher-leaders to better understand the way programs are currently being implemented and how facilities could better assist the learning environment. The information gathered during this charrette is used to create the Program Vision documents.