FMP 2.0 Priority Descriptions
Thank you for your interest in participating in the FMP 2.0 community engagement process. Input is easy to provide. Please begin by reviewing the facility priorities descriptions below. Once you have reviewed the priorities, please use this link https://iowacityschools.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0oneVBW2FmscDv8 to select the six priorities that you feel should further inform the District's FMP 2.0 planning and project development process. Thank you for your valuable feedback!
Buildings, playgrounds, and other District structures designed to ensure accessibility for all in the community, with requirements that go beyond the baseline standards established by the ADA and incorporate components of universal design.
Additional Classroom Space
Creation of additional classrooms at various District buildings to help meet the needs of the growing community and eliminate the use of temporary classrooms behind school buildings.
Fields and structures that provide safe, updated and high-quality playing surfaces for students at all levels for use in classroom, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
Structure designs that prioritize the functional nature of the building to ensure efficient and effective use of resources while maintaining a focus on accessible classroom spaces.
Career and Technical Education (CTE)
Spaces to allow secondary students to develop hands-on career skills, such as welding, carpentry, culinary arts, industrial design, engineering, etc.
Buildings and facilities that advance the District’s goal of developing curricular and educational opportunities in areas such as climate literacy, climate change, the impact of sustainable agriculture on climate, and climate advocacy.
Extended Learning Program
Full-size classroom space for elementary students to receive enrichment services.
Classroom and other spaces designed to provide a variety of uses and configurations with furniture and fixtures that can be arranged to meet the needs of specific learners and allow for innovative instructional scheduling and increased personalized learning.
Health and Safety
Building designs, fixtures and features that provide for increased health and safety for students, staff and the community. Examples of these include updated lighting and HVAC systems, improved health offices, and enhanced building security features.
Innovation and 21st Century Buildings
Buildings that represent modern design principles, can be updated and maintained, provide capacity for a growing community, and can meet the needs of all learners and members of our school community.
Language Immersion Programs
Development of language-specific schools that operate language immersion programs. Students would learn part of the day in English and the other part of the day in a specific language (ie. Spanish).
Learning Pathways: College, Career, & Life Ready
School buildings that provide opportunity for exploration of a variety of educational paths, instructional environments, and innovative practices, which prepare students for success and support teacher and staff impact.
Educational settings focused on a specific theme or instructional strategy that offer a comprehensive education while built around the school’s specific theme. Some of the more popular themes include STEAM, STEM, Fine Arts, CTE, Language Immersion.
Providing an opportunity for all buildings to showcase the great happenings and events taking place at all school buildings across the District.
An instructional and facility design that provides education to students in grades 6-8 building.
Focus on building design that ensures schools are built or remodeled in a way that maximizes District financial resources in the construction as well as the maintenance throughout the life of the building.
Outdoor Learning Spaces
Creation of classroom and other learning spaces utilizing the topography and natural environment surrounding the school, which allow for the integration of instruction, climate action initiatives, and innovative technology strategies for outdoor learning.
Create and maintain outdoor play spaces that provide accessibility for all, incorporate concepts of universal design, and allow the opportunity for play by children of all abilities and elementary ages.
Dedicated space at the elementary schools for performing arts such as band and orchestra, and expanded opportunities in secondary buildings.
Development of classrooms and spaces that support cross-curricular educational opportunities focused in the areas of science, engineering and the arts.
Focusing on social-emotional learning is an integral part of the educational process. Concentrating on the SEL competencies helps students become more available in the educational process.
Investment in our classroom technologies to ensure that students and teachers have the resources necessary for innovative teaching and learning, along with technology access and connectivity to ensure that all students have access to information and technology resources to support their learning both within and outside of the classroom.
Creating and expanding partnerships with area businesses to infuse work-based learning into classroom and/or school programming.