2020-2021 Paw Paw Public Schools Facilities Assessment and Planning Process
September 25 & 30, 2019 - General Community Forums
Parents and community members were invited to meet with the superintendent to share their thoughts and concerns about the district, including programming, facilities, and the vision for PPPS.
February 13 & 18, 2020 – Strategic Planning Stakeholder Forums
Parents, staff members, students, and community members were invited to participate in the strategic planning process leading to the development of district-wide goals.
March 2020 to September 2020 – District Facilities Assessment Completion
The district entered into a contract with architectural firm TowerPinkster to provide an assessment of the district facilities and to work with the district to develop a plan for meeting the facility needs.
June 24 to July 1, 2020 – Facility Focus Group Meetings
As part of the facilities assessment, meetings were held with representatives from each building, the athletic department, fine arts department, and transportation department to discuss facility needs and other opportunities for improvement.
September 15, 2020 – Superintendent Advisory Committee Facilities Input Session
A committee of parents and community members met to review the district facilities assessment, ask questions, and provide feedback.
September 30, 2020 – Community Forum for Facilities #1
Parents and community members were invited to participate in a review of the facilities assessment and given the opportunity to share their reactions and ideas surrounding district facilities to inform improvement planning.
October 12, 2020 – School Board Facilities Assessment Review
The facilities assessment results and additional project ideas from the focus groups and community were shared with board members during the regular October school board meeting.
October 16-26, 2020 – Community Survey for Facilities #1
All stakeholders were invited to complete a community-wide survey asking for input on school facility needs.
November 24, 2020 – District Facilities Steering Committee Meeting #1
A representative group of approximately 35 district stakeholders took part in reviewing the updated facilities assessment, the community survey data, and current recommendations for improvements. Participants offered input on the information presented.
December 16, 2020 – District Facilities Steering Committee Meeting #2
The representative group of district stakeholders met again to look more closely at the recommendations for facility improvements and offer further input into a plan for accomplishing these improvements.
January 13, 2021 – Community Forum for Facilities #2
All parents and community members are invited to participate in a review of the district’s updated facilities improvement plan and provide input on bond scope scenarios.
January 15-25, 2021 – Community Survey for Facilities #2
All stakeholders were invited to complete a 2nd community-wide survey asking for feedback and additional input on the district’s updated facilities improvement plan and bond scope scenarios.
January 27, 2021 – District Facilities Steering Committee Meeting #3
The District Facilities Steering Committee met to review the most recent community survey results and provide input into refining bond scope scenarios.
February 8, 2021 – School Board Bond Scope Review
Bond scope options were shared with board members during the regular February school board meeting.
February 10, 2021 – District Facilities Steering Committee Meeting #4
The District Facilities Steering Committee met to finalize the district plan for moving forward with a bond scope.
February 25, 2021 – Treasury Date
District representatives are scheduled to meet with the Department of Treasury to review the district's "Application for Preliminary Qualification of Bonds" in preparation for an August 2021 bond election in support of the identified facility improvement projects.