About the Facilities Master Planning Process

A Facilities Master Plan provides clear direction to administrators, policy makers, and the community regarding how Worthington Schools should address facility needs. The plan identifies which buildings to keep, modernize, replace, reconfigure, or repurpose, and in what order this will be accomplished.

The Facilities Master Plan is built on a multi-step process that begins with a Plan for Planning work session.

Step 1: Plan for Planning

The purpose of this initial meeting with the District’s administration is to gain an understanding of the mission and function of Worthington Schools and discuss approach.

Step 2: Assemble Task Force

The role of the Task Force is to provide community representation throughout the process. Responsibilities include review of draft reports, publicity and communication to the general community, and development of options and recommendations to the School Board.

Step 3: Develop Background Report

The background report information may include but is not limited to:

  • 10-year enrollment projections
  • District demographic profile
  • Facility condition and capacity
  • District program, financial and budgetary profile

Step 4: Educational Future’s Conference/Community Meeting #1

The purpose of this conference is to provide a global view of the future of education including the influences of demographic change, economic uncertainty, social impacts, technological influence, and ever-changing educational delivery models.

Step 5: Community Meeting #2

The primary goal of this meeting is to receive community feedback regarding the Educational Framework that will set the parameters for planning.

Step 6: Facility Scenario Exploration

This step involves a two-day work session with the District and Task Force memebers to explore facility scenarios using the data collected and input gathered from the facility condition assessment, educational framework, enrollment projections, GIS, and cost estimates.

Step 6:  Community Meeting #3

The primary purpose of this meeting is to share the facility scenarios with the community and to receive input and opinions of the scenarios.

Step 7: Recommendations Work Session

This is another two-day work session with the District and Task Force members to finalize facility recommendations using the data collected and input gathered from the facility condition assessment, educational framework, community meetings, enrollment projections, GIS, and cost estimates.

Step 8:  Report

The Facilities Master Plan report is the summation document of the entire process.  It is intended to give decision makers the information that they need to move the District forward.  The final recommendations will be presented to the Board of Education for discussion and action. This is not a stagnant document or a one-time plan. In fact, it should be updated periodically to incorporate building improvements, changes in community demographics, or other educational directions.