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Planning Continues On the New Elementary Building


In September 2016, after careful consideration, the Lisle Board of Education selected the Meadows site for a new Early Childhood through Fifth Grade school to replace the current aging elementary facilities. There were a number of influencing factors, but as a result of the extensive and valued community input, as well as the professional data collection process, the Board of Education is confident that the Meadows site, which is already owned by the District, is the most prudent location to create a learning environment that will serve Lisle 202 elementary students for generations to come.

What Has Been Accomplished So Far?

Planning for the New Lisle 202 Elementary School is well underway.  At this point in the process, our architects from Perkins & Will have met with various stakeholder groups to determine the needs and priorities for the new elementary building. During this process, the building design has evolved to create an Early Childhood through 5th Grade school, designed specifically for our district, based on building requirements and extensive staff feedback to meet the needs of learning and teaching today and in the future.

While the building “shape” has changed from very early concepts, Lisle 202 and its architects have been steadfast in developing a design that accommodates the desire to support a collaborative learning environment within grade level clusters to maintain the cozy feel in the larger space of the new building.

What’s Happening Now?

The preliminary floor plan is designed and being evaluated to ensure that the building meets the educational needs and is within the $39 million dollar budget.  While the District re-examines the plans for the educational implications, Lisle 202 has engaged Pepper Construction Company to work with the architects and evaluate the plans from a construction, efficiency, and cost perspective.  At this time, the two firms are collaboratively checking the preliminary plans to confirm the project is within scope and  budget guidelines.

New Elementary School Site Plan Diagram

New Elementary School Interior Diagrams

What’s Next?

In the coming months the current evaluations of the plans for educational needs and cost implications will continue.  Once this first round of checks is completed, the process will enter the next phase called the “Design Development Phase”.

The Design Development Phase will include the following components:

  • Develop all architectural and engineering components of the interior and exterior design elements
  • Solidify:
    • Planning and Design Elements
    • Building Systems
    • Interior & Exterior Finishes
    • Material and Color Selections

Lisle 202 is very pleased with the progress toward making the new elementary school building a reality.  At this time, Lisle 202 expects to break ground for the new elementary building in the Summer of 2018 and anticipate the building to open for attendance in the 2019-2020 school year.  More information will be shared as we move through the process.  In the meantime, please stay connected by following Vision 202 on Facebook and Twitter and by checking back here on the Vision 202 website.