New School Information
On September 26, 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 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 is the most suitable location to create a learning environment that will serve Lisle 202 elementary students for generations to come.
Lisle 202 is pleased to share that it has secured the ability to issue bonds to assist with the cost of the new building. As a result, similar to getting a new mortgage after your current mortgage is paid off, a new bond (or loan) will be used for the construction of the new building without increasing taxes for District residents beyond what is currently paid.
Over the past several months, the District’s architects gathered input from teachers, staff, and community members to design the new elementary building. The participants were wonderful resources in helping the architects to determine how the facility should be functionally and creatively organized for our students in Early Childhood through Fifth Grades. Some discussion questions included:
- What types of spaces are necessary to effectively support learning and teaching?
- Where should common spaces such as the gym, fine arts, cafeteria, and library be located to provide efficient access for students?
The school district anticipates breaking ground for the new school during the summer of 2018. The Lisle 202 community will have the opportunity to watch the vision turn to reality during construction over the following year with a target completion date for the 2019-2020 school year.
We invite you to check in frequently to stay up-to-date on the most current information regarding the new elementary facility.