FACT Team Meeting #8

FACT Team Meeting #8
Posted on 06/04/2021
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Our District held a special Saturday conversation, its eighth FACT TEAM meeting, on Saturday, May 8, 2021.  Over 38 representatives composed of parents, staff and community members were present both in-person and 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 the education our children and communities deserve?

  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 tour of the existing West Allis Central High School facility for those attending in-person. The following spaces were highlighted as part of the tour: fieldhouse, pool, cafeteria, library, core classrooms, science classrooms, F&CE classrooms, CTE/tech-ed classrooms, music classrooms, and auditorium.

From there, in-person attendees traveled to Nathan Hale High School and joined ZOOM attendees for a recap of master plan framework parameters and prior meetings. Bray Architects team members presented conceptual design plans for a single comprehensive high school and CG Schmidt team members presented multi-year phasing/transition plans related to the concept. Group discussion followed along with a question-and-answer session.

After that, in-person attendees went on a tour of the existing Nathan Hale High School facility which highlighted the same spaces as the earlier tour: gymnasium, pool, cafeteria, library, core classrooms, science classrooms, F&CE classrooms, CTE/tech-ed classrooms, music classrooms, and auditorium.

Next Steps
Prior to the next meeting on May 18, 2021, FACT TEAM members will review details from the remaining long-range facility pathways.  As part of the next meeting, members will continue discussing possible high school concepts and hear from a panel of elementary and intermediate school representatives.