Alignment to Strategic Plan
The mission of the Facilities Department is aligned with the District Strategic Plan - to design and construct clean, safe, environmentally friendly facilities that encourage successful teaching and learning.
Many studies point to better attendance, improved test scores, and reduced disciplinary problems as evidence that the physical environment of a school can make a difference in education. As one looks at the results of the research, findings link improved student achievement with building quality, newer or modernized buildings, improved lighting, thermal comfort, acoustics, and indoor air quality. Studies also show a relationship between safe, secure, and well-maintained schools and performance, attendance, and dropout rate.
A physical environment can also symbolize certain qualities, values, and personal experiences. A school structure can symbolize hope, opportunity, or stability for students. Perhaps the biggest impact of safe, comfortable, and inspiring schools is that they communicate a message to students and teachers that they are respected and special individuals; and that education is a critical component of our society. It is important that students, teachers, parents and community members want to come to our schools.