Facilities Planning

Long Range Facilities Planning

In the Spring of 2014, we asked for input from our school community on two different facilities related scenarios. We received a lot of great feedback on the scenarios that will help our facilities committee to plan for the future of our Napavine School Community.

Because facilities improvement was the highest priority identified, our School Board created a Citizens Facilities Review Committee. This committed group of staff, parents and community members worked throughout the year to evaluate our facilities and begin planning for improvements.  Once again, your input was invaluable and the committee listened to you. Your highest priorities were to maintain the current K-6 elementary school grade configuration, continue separating middle school and high school students, and  plan for future student growth in the district.

The scenarios were arranged so that participants could share their thoughts and opinions about the challenges and benefits of various representative building projects the facilities committee may choose to consider in the future. The two scenarios were as follows:

Scenario #1 – Remodel and add additional space to the existing 7-12 building.

  • Additional classrooms for seventh and eighth graders
  • Eliminate portable classrooms
  • Build auxiliary gymnasium
  • Upgrade shared space: Commons, kitchen, and library
  • Eliminate Annex building

Things to consider for Scenario 1:

  1. Does not eliminate space concerns at elementary school
  2. Impacts the least students
  3. Least costly change
  4. Grade K-6 and 7-12 grade configurations remain the same

Scenario #2 – Remodel and add space to existing 7-12 building, and include Grade 6 in the facility.

  • Additional classrooms for 6th, 7th and 8th graders
  • Eliminate portable classrooms
  • Build auxiliary gymnasium
  • Upgrade shared space: Commons, kitchen, library
  • Eliminate Annex building

Things to consider for Scenario 2:

  1. Provides long-term solution for K-12 growth
  2. Impacts the most students
  3. Most costly change
  4. Creates 6, 7, 8 Middle School wing in existing 7-12 building
  5. Creates K-5 Elementary School

We asked for your input at the school and community levels.  These specific results are available by clicking on the ‘School Reports’ page.  You can view the top priorities combined into one report below.