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Long Range Master Plan

We began a process to thoroughly assess facilities and learning environments in fall 2018. Environments were analyzed for their capacity to support projected enrollment growth; provide flexible, safe and secure environments; support community recreation and athletic usage; and manage ongoing infrastructure maintenance needs.

The school district partnered with Eppstein Uhen Architects to help facilitate the development of this all-encompassing 10-year framework that aligns the organization’s current reality, impending forecasts, strategic direction, and the community’s priorities.

Long Range Master Plan Development Timeline

Spring 2018

Strategic Plan Finalized (2018-2021)
The Strategic Plan identifies the creation of a long range facilities master plan.

2018-2021 Strategic Plan

September 19, 2018

Request for proposals released for facilities master planning partner.

November 26, 2018

Eppstein Uhen Architects selected by committee as long-range planning partner.

EUA has a proven track record in long-range planning in K-12 education, and a clear focus on authentic public engagement.

November 2018- July 22, 2019MTSD and EUA work collaboratively to develop the long range master plan, which is referred to as 'A Framework for Our Future.'

The process to develop the plan involved a comprehensive analysis of the district’s facilities. EUA conducted interviews and site assessments at each district building to examine the state of its facilities and space requirements. Facilities and learning environments were analyzed for their capacity to support projected enrollment growth; provide modern, safe and secure environments; support community recreation and athletic usage; and manage ongoing infrastructure maintenance needs.

May 7, 2019Request for proposals released for construction management firm.
The limited term of this engagement is to review the district's maintenance and facilities plans.

April, 2019MTSD hosts community workshops to engage community.
Three community workshops are held to provide stakeholders with an update and an opportunity to provide input on the future of MTSD facilities.

April Community Workshops: Presentation and Community Feedback

July 22, 2019

MTSD Board of Education approves Long Range Facilities Plan: A Framework for Our Future.

The contracts with EUA to develop a long-range master facilities plan ends on July 22, 2019. The contract with Findorff to review maintenance and facilities plans ends on July 22, 2019.

Long Range Master Plan: A Framework for Our Future



Long Range Master Facilities Plan: A Framework for Our Future

The MTSD Board of Education approved the Long Range Master Plan: A Framework for Our Future on July 22, 2019.

  • The plan highlights strengths in facilities, including well-maintained buildings. The district has a maintenance program in place to prioritize and address ongoing facility maintenance and building conditions. The report also identifies strengths in safety and security and technology infrastructure.
  • The plan also identifies challenges, including projections that point to inadequate classroom space to meet expected enrollment growth at the elementary level. Outdated classroom configurations at all schools are not conducive to student-centered teaching and learning. Site circulation and traffic flow also present challenges at all campuses. The Framework for Our Future includes solutions to address these challenges.

Long Range Master Plan: A Framework for Our Future (Printable PDF)

Long Range Master Facilities Plan

Next Steps

A Community Task Force - an independent entity comprised of diverse stakeholders - is being assembled to review and consider the long-range master plan and other information, establish priorities, and make recommendations to the administration and board regarding identified facilities issues.

Read more about the work and timeline of the Community Task Force.

Community Engagement

Winter 2019 Mequon-Thiensville Today Magazine article

Community Workshop Press Release March 25, 2019

April Community Workshops Overview

Summer 2019 Mequon-Thiensville Today Magazine article

Master Plan Approved Press Release July 23, 2019

Other touchpoints in addition to the above include direct email updates for staff, families, and community members, regular updates in the Momentum e-newsletter, social media, and website updates.

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