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Five -Year Capital Planning Process

Community High School District 128 SPACES

"Space Planning and Curriculum Enhancing Solutions"

Revised Schedule of Meeting and Topics
Five-Year Capital Planning Process Purpose

The Five-Year Capital Plan will address the indoor and outdoor facility and maintenance needs and the related financing at the four District facilities – Libertyville High School, Vernon Hills High School, The District Office and Brainerd.  The goal is to ensure an optimal learning and working environment for District students, community members and staff. 


  1. Evaluate District facilities in light of the current and future needs required by the District Mission Statement, the academic and extra curricular program, the community education program and related administrative and support staff requirements.
  2. Consider the long-term infrastructure, life-safety, security and technology needs at each facility.
  3. Examine the various methods of financing needed improvements.
  4. Identify options to be considered by the District 128 School Board in the final development of a five-year capital plan.

Process Parameters

  1. Current high school boundaries and choice zone are to be maintained.
  2. Capital Projects will be accomplished in a quality, yet cost-effective manner.
  3. The Kasarda Report – 2001 will be the basis for District enrollment projections.

Resources to be Utilized/Considered

  1. Kasarda Report – 2001
  2. The Report of the Brainerd Task Force – 2000
  3. The Report of the Citizens Financial Advisory Committee – 2000
  4. The Work of the current North Central Association Evaluation Process at LHS and VHHS
  5. District 128 Visioning Process – 1999
  6. Reports on the Butler Lake and Brainerd Facilities – 1997
  7. Documents outlining the Joint Proposed Development of the former Nike Site
  8. LHS/VHHS course guides/scheduling/registration/staffing information
  9. The architects Needs Assessment/Audit for all District buildings
  10. The current District Technology Plan
  11. The Security Audits completed in 99-00 and 00-01
  12. The “A Closer Look” Documents and all other documents relating to 1997 bond referendum building construction
  Needs Assessment/Facilitation Team    
    1.       Membership    
    ·       Assistant Superintendent for Business
·      Principal – Vernon Hills High School
·      Principal – Libertyville High School
·      District Director of Buildings & Grounds
     STR Partners – Architects
John R. Gockel & Associates
Unicom/ARC Associates
  Ex Officio Members    
Board President/Board Facilities Task Force Appointees
Superintendent of Schools/Associate Superintendent of Schools
Director of Personnel and Communication
Athletic Directors – LHS & VHHS
Fine Arts Directors – LHS & VHHS
Director of Community Education and Grants
Department Supervisors – LHS & VHHS
Facilities Task Force Co-Chairs
     STR Partners – Architects
John R. Gockel & Associates
Unicom/ARC Associates
    2.       Responsibilities    
  • Clearly define the capital issues challenging the District (Charge statements #1 & #2)
  • Develop the process strategy in line with the School Board purpose/charge/parameters
  • Work with the Co-Chairs of the Facilities Task Force to plan agendas, meetings times and locations, etc.
  • Communicate to the School Board regarding the process
  • Prepare final report including options to the School Board based upon input from the Facilities Task Force.
  Facilities Task Force    
    1.       Membership    
  • 2 Community Co-Chairpersons (appointed by the Board President)
  • 2 School Board Members (appointed by the Board President)
  • 4 Administrators (appointed by the Superintendent)
  • 2 Teacher Representatives (one from each high school, appointed by the Union President)
  • 2 Support Staff Representatives (one from each high school appointed by the ESP Advisory Group)
  • 4 Village Representatives (One from each Village appointed by the Mayors of Green Oaks, Libertyville, Mundelein and Vernon Hills)
  • Community Volunteers (citizens who volunteered during the spring/summer of 2001)
  • LHS/VHHS student body representatives (appointed by the Student Council Executive Committees)
  • Additional staff/community members to provide selected expertise (appointed by the Co-Chairs)
    2.       Responsibilities    
  • Study and provide feedback on capital planning issues as defined by the Needs Assessment/Facilitation Committee (Charge statement #3)
  • Assess ideas and opinions from the community
  • Identify options/directions to be utilized by the Needs Assessment/Facilitation Committee in preparing its final report to the School Board (Charge statement #4)
January '02
School Board Approves Revised Five Year Planning Process
January '02
School Board Approves District Architect
  January - March '02 District Architect does "Needs Assessment" of each of the District facilities in conjunction with the Needs Assessment/Facilitation Team
  April - September '02 Facilities Task Force Meets
  September - October '02 Needs/Assessment/Facilitation Team Provides Report to the School Board
  October - November '02 School Board Adopts Five-Year Plan and Related Strategies

Community High School District 128 SPACES
Space Planning and Curriculum Enhancing Solutions
Revised Schedule of Meeting and Topics

Meeting #
Discussion Topic
Wed., April 10, 2002
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
VHHS Library
Wed., April 17, 2002
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
LHS Library
Tour & Reports:
Libertyville High School
Wed., May 1, 2002
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
VHHS Library
Tour & Reports:
Vernon Hills High School
Wed., May 15, 2002
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
VHHS Library
Tour & Reports/2nd Session:
Vernon Hills High School
Wed., June 26, 2002
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Brainerd Auditorium
Tour & Reports:
Brainerd/District Office
Wed., September 4, 2002
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
VHHS Library
Safety & Security, Technology, Finance and Curriculum Reports
Wed., September 18, 2002
6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
LHS Library
Tour & Reports/2nd Session:
Libertyville High School
Wed., October 2, 2002
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Develop Draft Options
Wed., October 9, 2002
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Develop & Review Draft Options
Wed., Oct. 16, 2002
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Contingency Meeting/
Finalize Options
Mon., Oct. 21, 2002
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Committee Presentation
To Board of Education