Ch 2 Community Engagement Session (CES) #1
Vision 202: Chapter 2 Begins Strong
The Lisle 202 community came out strong for the first session of the “Vision 202: Chapter 2” conversation focusing on our educational facilities. Nearly 100 participants heard important information about the physical conditions of our district facilities as well as provided valuable feedback that will assist the “Facilities Master Planning Process.”
To begin the first session held last Tuesday evening, co-chairs Susan Stears and Bill Buchelt launched “Vision 202: Chapter 2” to a crowd of Lisle 202 parents, staff, and community members. They shared their commitment to facilitating a positive conversation and emphasizing the importance of the community’s participation in this collaborative process. Superintendent Dr. Keith Filipiak then explained the components of the “Facilities Master Planning Process” and outlined the expected timeline.
The main event of the evening began when architects Mr. Mark Jolicoeur and Mr. Rick Young, of the architecture and design firm Perkins+Will, presented information about the physical condition of each of our district facilities: Tate Woods Elementary School, Schiesher Elementary School, Lisle Junior High School, Lisle High School, Meadows Center, and Wilde Field. Participants learned of various necessary repairs and updates, the priority levels of the suggested work, as well as the estimated costs for each building and Wilde Field. Following the presentation, small groups went right to work and collaborated to complete a work task. The task asked the groups to identify both positive building attributes as well as desired facility changes in respect to the physical aspects of the facilities for the categories: Building Exterior, Building Interior, Site, Parking/Lighting, and Safety & Security. Following the small group work time, a representative from each small group had the opportunity to share the group’s consensus on each of the tasks.
Why Vision 202: Chapter 2?
The 2016 “Vision 202: Chapter 2” conversation is building on the outcome of the 2015 Vision 202 conversations where participants clearly stated a desire to further explore the development of a long-term “Facilities Master Plan Process.” As a result of this valuable feedback as well as the reality that major facility decisions must be made, this year the second chapter of the Vision 202 Community Engagement process will focus on district facilities.
Join the Vision 202 Conversation
Join us at the Vision 202 community engagement sessions as we explore and evaluate potential facility options for the Lisle 202 long-term Facilities Master Plan. We look forward to talking with you!
Session One Presentation
Click on the presentation cover below to view the Vision 202: Chapter 2 Session 1 Presentation.