Fort Worth ISD Facilities Master Plan
The guiding principles of the Fort Worth ISD Facilities Master Plan will support the District’s mission of preparing students for success in college, career and community leadership. The principles will provide ongoing direction and assist to prioritize the work and clarify important decisions when individual interests come in conflict with overall goals.
The Fort Worth ISD’s long-term and dynamic Academic Plan should inform the Facilities Master Plan. Details in the Academic Plan will justify facility modifications to ensure academic excellence.
The physical environment and facilities affect learning and student achievement. The District will address equity in facilities based on Educational Specifications for approved programs at the campus level. These facilities will provide students access to quality academic and specialized programming and technology by constructing and/or renovating facilities through a strategic, phased modernization strategy. The District will address facility needs through a process of long-range planning so that equity in facilities is achieved despite any perceived inequities of investment over short periods of time.
1.3 HEALTH AND SAFETY
The District will support health and safety measures at all District facilities through compliance with all health and safety codes and regulations.
The District will support security measures at all District facilities through compliance with all safety codes and regulations. The District will incorporate security best practices in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of all District facilities.
1.5 EXTRA & CO-CURRICULAR ADEQUACY SUPPORT
The physical environment and facilities will support the extra & co-curricular goals and strategies articulated in the District’s Strategic Plan.
The District will develop strategies to address both under-enrolled and overcrowded schools that may include boundary changes, grade level reassignment, modifications to transfers, and space use policies and practices. Any strategies that address improving utilization should be vetted with the affected community for feedback before decisions are made.
1.7 PROTECTION & MANAGEMENT OF FINANCIAL INVESTMENT
The Facilities Master Plan will include the protection of the taxpayer’s investment in the District’s facilities through a 10-year, long-term plan with a two-year review cycle for maintenance, repairs and renovations to extend the useful life of existing facilities coupled with the development of parameters for building replacement.
The District will develop strategies to support and protect the environment and strengthen academics through the use of sustainable and conservation-focused practices for its buildings, grounds and equipment.
The Facilities Master Plan development process must provide varied means of engagement of stakeholders and multiple opportunities for meaningful input to identify community needs. Stakeholders include students, parents, staff, campus and community based organizations, parent-teacher associations, the business community, neighborhood associations, historically under-represented communities, and other key community individuals or groups identified as key communicators.