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. 


The new school will keep grade-level classes together, including full size science lab classrooms. Each grade level will also have collaborative learning spaces and quiet study areas, to allow for different student learning styles.

Environmentally Responsible

The new school will strive to be as earth-friendly and sustainable as possible, increasing energy efficiency with more centralized climate systems.  The building will also introduce natural light into virtually every student space.

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21st Century Learning Spaces

The school will also feature large, modern Music, Art, STEM and Consumer Science classrooms, as well as an open library with collaborative spaces for students and teachers. The new building will integrate technology throughout, to create new learning opportunities and avenues for students.

A Safe Learning Environment

Building the new school will eliminate the need to spend millions of dollars in life safety maintenance costs, including roofing, climate-control and security door expenses.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Latest Project News

Year in Review 2018: D30 proud of 2018 growth, achievements - The Northbrook Tower (January 2, 2019)

Maple School construction update showcases ‘nearly complete’ exterior - The Northbrook Tower & Glenview Lantern (December 4, 2018)

Dist. 30, Maple PTO Launch ‘All Accessible’ Playground Fundraising Drive- The Glenview Journal (November 21, 2018)

New Maple Taking Shape as crews prepare for winter- The Northbrook Tower & Glenview Lantern (November 29, 2018)

At One-Third Complete, New Maple School On Time, On Budget - Glenview Journal (November 7, 2018)

Maple School Construction Remains On Track For Fall 2019 Opening - Patch (September 20, 2018)

Brick by brick: D30 officials tour new Maple during early stages of construction - Glenview Lantern (August 21, 2018)

Brick by Brick: D30 officials tour new Maple School during early stages of construction - The Northbrook Tower & Glenview Lantern (August 21, 2018)

D30 Summer students end program on high note & Maple construction ‘on schedule and on budget’ - Northbrook Tower (July 13, 2018)

Out with the old, in with the new - Northbrook Tower (May 1, 2018)

Digging In: Work Begins on New Maple School - The North Shore Weekend (April 20, 2018)

Groundbreaking ceremony held for new Maple School - Chicago Tribune (April 10, 2018)

New two-story administrative building receives financing - Northbrook Tower (March 16, 2018)

Dist. 30 Moves Administrative Offices To Northbrook Bank; Maple Groundbreaking Next Week - Glenview Journal (March 28, 2018)

D-30 To OK Bid for Maple School - Daily North Shore (Feb 6)

Chicago’s Maple School Gets Upgrade After Nearly 70 Years - SchoolConstructionNEWS (Feb 13)

$35 Million In Contracts Awarded By Northbrook Glenview District 30 - Glenview Journal (Feb 16)

District 30 approves new Maple School construction contracts - Northbrook Star & Glenview Announcements ( Feb 13)

D-30 To OK Bid for Maple School - Daily North Shore (Feb 6)

New Maple School will boast modern labs, flexible classroom space - Northbrook Star & Glenview Announcements (Jan 31)

Shout Out: Dave Goss, PE teacher - Chicago Tribune

Neighbors Help D30 Construction Efforts & Bids Opened - Wegley’s Blog

Northbrook Glenview Dist. 30 Finds Temporary Home During Maple Construction - Glenview Journal (Dec 6, 2017)

District 225 board approves land swap near Maple Junior High - Tribune (Nov 14)

D225, D30 land swap to build Maple School moves forward - Glenview Lantern & Northbrook Tower (Nov 14)

District 225 board considers land swap near Maple Junior High - Northbrook Star & Glenview Announcements

District 225, 30 Schools Propose Land Swap - Glenview Journal

D30: Maple School construction to affect student calendar - Northbrook Tower & Glenview Lantern

D30 OKs New Maple School - Daily North Shore

Northbrook Glenview Dist. 30 Takes 1st Look At New Maple School Plans - Glenview Journal

District 30 board leaves building decision to superintendent - The Northbrook Star & Glenview Announcements

District secures low interest rate on $36.3 million Maple bond  - The Northbrook Tower (6/22)

Plans evolving for new Maple School - Northbrook Star and Glenview Announcements

D30: Timeline for new Maple on track - Glenview Lantern & Northbrook Tower

Excitement for New Maple builds upon passed referendum - Glenview Lantern & Northbrook Tower

Northbrook Glenview Dist. 30 Superintendent Talks Next Steps For Maple, Projects - Glenview Journal

After request for $36.3 million approved, plans for Maple School in motion - Northbrook Star & Glenview Announcements

District 30 referendum passes with three-quarters majority - Northbrook Tower & Glenview Lantern

Top Web Stories & Anatomy of an election coverage - Northbrook Tower & Glenview Lantern

District 30 Referendum Passes with three-quarters majority - Northbrook Tower & Glenview Lantern

Voters look positively on $36.3 million Maple School referendum request - Northbrook Star & Glenview Announcements

Board Referendum Message of Gratitude - D30 Website

Superintendent Thank You to Our Community - D30 Website