FACT Team Meeting #4

FACT Team Meeting #4
Posted on 04/13/2021
This is the image for the news article titled FACT Team Meeting #4Our District held its fourth FACT TEAM meeting on Tuesday, March 16, 2021.  Over 45 representatives composed of parents, staff and community members were present on ZOOM.  

The FACT TEAM is charged with making recommendations to the West Allis-West Milwaukee Board of Education regarding the following two questions:
  1. How can schools be renovated and/or replaced and/or consolidated in ways that inspire and shape learning for the future?
  2. How can we do this in ways that are cost effective for our community?
The meeting, which was led by Bray Architects, CG Schmidt, and District leaders, began with a review of master plan framework parameters.  From there, the Director of Leadership and Learning, Deidre Romer and Superintendent, Dr. Marty Lexmond presented information about Deeper Learning initiatives and long-term goals for school spaces. 

After that, Bray Architects provided examples of school facilities that have been constructed to meet the needs of various grade configurations. Fact Team members moved into groups to discuss grade configuration considerations in relation to the following:

Fiscal Responsibility
  • Building and staffing efficiencies
  • Equity throughout our District
Educational Excellence
  • Interaction amongst grade levels
  • Co-curricular activities
  • Curriculum offerings & delivery
  • Grade level transitions & educational career paths/mapping
Features to Attract Families
  • School/District identity
  • Community benefits, features, and District competitiveness
Next Steps
Using a Google Survey, Fact Team members are being asked to:

Rank their preference for the following grade configurations:
  • K4-5th / 6th-8th / 9th-12th
  • K4-4th / 5th-8th / 9th-12th
  • K4-8th / 9th-12th
  • K4-5th / 6th-12th (involves three or more high schools)
Provide a feedback regarding high school:
  • Two comprehensive high schools serving 900 - 1,000 students per building and one small project-based learning high school.
  • One comprehensive high school serving 1,800 - 2,000 students per building and one small project-based learning high school.
This information will be used to gauge preferences and plan for upcoming meetings. 

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