Designing a school for the future...
On April 4, 2017, the District 30 community delivered a mandate to replace Maple School when 76% of the community voted "yes" to the facility bond referendum.
On February 8, the Board of Education approved the individual contracts that support the construction of the new Maple School. Based on these awarded contracts, the total cost of the new Maple School remains within the $40.6 million budget.
The most notable alternate approved on February 8 was the construction of a second-floor District Office, to replace the current administration trailers that will be vacated and torn down in March, to make room for the new Maple School. After examining several long-term options, the Board of Education determined that the most responsible choice was to build the District Office on the top of Maple School, while it is under construction. The total cost of the District Office will be under $2 million, and financing will occur out of operating expenses, with a price that is less than leasing.
We invite the District 30 Community to continue to keep up with the progress on our new Maple School through this website. This website includes Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and the most recent design progress. Once construction begins, this site will include regular updates on progress.
Thank you again to our supportive community and to all of those giving their time freely to generate an outstanding plan for the new Maple School.
In the fall of 2016, District 30’s Board of Education entered into a process involving our stakeholders and community in updating our district’s facility vision. The first semester of the 2016-2017 school year was devoted to this important work.
School tours, focus groups and design workshops with students and teachers highlighted the challenges and opportunities that our facilities present.
A District 30 Facility Steering Committee met with the district’s architect, ARCON and Associates, to determine options for a comprehensive Master Facility Plan. The completed plan involved an exhaustive discovery process involving architects, an education consultant, construction management professionals, principals, teachers, students, parents, district leadership and other stakeholders.
The District 30 Citizens Task Force reviewed the plans, as well as financial projections for each option.
The Community Task Force reviewed the plans that were approved by the steering committee. They toured Maple School and were also given the opportunity to discuss financing options with the district’s financial advisor.
Considering the needs of our schools and the data collected from the community survey , the 34-member task force developed a proposal to construct a new Maple School and address life-safety issues at all District 30 facilities. On December 13, the proposal received unanimous approval by The Board of Education.