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 our 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 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.

Mid-January 2021 – Community Survey for Facilities #2

All stakeholders are invited to complete a 2nd community-wide survey asking for feedback and additional input on the district’s updated facilities improvement plan.

Late-January 2021 – Community Forum for Facilities #3

All parents and community members will again be invited to participate in a review of the district’s updated facilities improvement plan and provide comments following the inclusion of the community survey input.

February 2021

Working in conjunction with the Board of Education and Facilities Steering Committee, the district administration will finalize the facilities improvement plan and begin implementation with the goal of securing the necessary funding to perform the desired improvements according to the established schedule.