Stakeholder input is integral to a successful Facilities Master Plan. Their participation ensures that the Master Plan solutions truly meet their day-to-day needs as well as the academic vision of the District.
Facilities Master Plan Committee (FMPC)
The FMPC is comprised of a diverse group of District leadership, school site representatives, civic organizations staff, and local community stakeholders. Meetings are intended to develop broad visioning concepts and to review and provide input on the development of the site master plans and the proposed prioritization of projects. Participants on the committee function as communication ambassadors to their representative stakeholder groups.
School Site Committees (SSC)
Each site forms their own SSC who are intended to interact with the planning team to develop and confirm the specific master plan proposal for each site in the District. Sites include all 4 elementary schools (Del Rey, Glorietta, Sleepy Hollow, and Wagner Ranch) the intermediate school (Orinda Intermediate School), and the Wagner Ranch Nature Area. Interaction with these site stakeholders includes attendance at the site-specific community meetings in September 2017, the community Town Hall on December 6th 2017, and a follow-up ‘1-on-1’ meeting with LPA in late January 2018 to convey the feedback on the proposed site diagrams.
Open to the entire Orinda community, attendees also include the FMPC and SSCs. Following a presentation on the Facilities Master Plan process-to-date, attendees view the Draft Master Plan proposals and are encouraged to react, make written comments, and ask questions of the design team. Between the Town Hall and the follow-up ‘1-on-1’ meetings with the Principals, each School Site Committee is tasked with engaging their local community stakeholders as they best see fit to meet the needs of their site. Participants may include, but are not limited to, School Site Counsels, Parents’ Clubs, teachers, students, and site administrators. The feedback received from these stakeholders will be conveyed in a one-hour ‘1-on-1’ meeting with LPA staff.
Individual meetings are held with the District’s various trades and department heads as part of the information-gathering phase of the master planning process. Conversations revolve around the existing operations (staff, space uses, and functionality) and inquire about the ideal configuration of each department or trade. The groups engaged for this process have been: Curriculum & Instruction, Facilities & Maintenance, Special Services, Technology, Athletics, and Food Service.
Board of Trustees
Throughout the process, LPA gives periodic updates to the Orinda USD Board of Trustees. Towards the end of the process, the Board engages in a workshop to review stakeholder priorities and develop potential phase 1 scenarios. The final engagement of the Board is adoption of the Facilities Master Plan.