• Past LONG RANGE FACILITIES PLANNING INFORMATION 

    During the 2017 school year, North Wasco County School District Board of Directors held community focused workshops to create short- and long-term plans for improving, adding or replacing schools to meet the current and future needs of the community.   

    Workshops were scheduled for December, January, February and March (at least once per month).   Please click here for the Long Range Facilities Planning calendar and documents.

    The NWC School Board along with District staff and community members participated in this exciting opportunity to be part of creating a vision of how North Wasco County School District will serve our students and community in the near and distant future.  Starting out with a thoughtful plan in place makes sequential decisions along the way support the overall Vision, Goals and Objectives.  From this process, the 2017 Pre-Bond Facility Plan was created - please click here to download and review. 

     

    The overall planning process included:

     

    • Guiding Principles: Establish the vision, goals and objectives against which planning decisions and choices can be determined.

     

    • Existing Conditions:  Review the existing conditions of North Wasco County Schools to create a baseline understanding of the physical needs.

     

    • Contemporary Teaching & Learning:  Review result-based research on how kids learn and how schools can support effective learning.

     

    • Enrollment and Population Trends:  Review existing demographic or newly commissioned population studies that can project future enrollment.

     

    • Options, Alternatives & Opportunities:  Based upon the data and analysis, the process will engage participants in workshop exercises to consider options, suggest alternatives and leverage opportunities for meeting the short-and long-term needs of North Wasco County School District.

     

    • Capital Improvements and Budgeting:  Good plans address the needs of the students and the funding available to provide the capital improvement. Preliminary budget models created using up-to-date budget information will be overlaid to create a comprehensive Facility Plan with needs and budgets.  

     

    Richard Higgins, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C, BLRB Architects, faciliated the North Wasco County School District's Long Range Facilities Planning Process.  Please click here to view Mr. Higgins and the BLRB Architectural Firm's experience, philosophy, values, and expertise.

     

    For questions about the Long Range Facilities Planning workshops and how to participate, please contact Cindy Miller, 541-506-3420 or email at millerc@nwasco.k12.or.us.  

     

    Past Long Range Facilities Planning - Scheduled Workshops and Documents:

     

    Please click here to download and review the 2017 Pre-Bond Facility Plan that was created from these workshops. 

     

     

    •  (Introductory Meeting) - Tuesday, December 13th, 2016, 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Columbia Gorge Community College - Lecture Hall (Building #2, 3rd Floor).  CGCC - 400 East Scenic Drive - The Dalles.

     

     

     

     

     

    • Workshop #5 - Tuesday, April 4th, 2017, 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Fairfield Inn & Suites, 2014 West 7th Street in The Dalles.
       

     

     

    Past High School Facilities Planning Committee Information

     
    North Wasco County School District launched our High School Facilities Planning Committee starting on March 8th.  The purpose of the committee is to create and recommend a concept plan for the new high school to the North Wasco County School Board.  
     
    Committee meetings are being held at The Fairfield Inn conference room (2014 West 7th Street - The Dalles) from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, March 8th, Wednesday, March 21st, Thursday, April 12th and Thursday, May 3rd, 2018.
      
     
    In 2017, the NWC School Board along with District staff and community members participated in a process that created a vision of how North Wasco County School District will serve our students and community in the near and distant future.  Starting out with a thoughtful plan in place makes sequential decisions along the way support the overall Vision, Goals and Objectives.  From this process, the 2017 Pre-Bond Facility Plan was created - please click here to download and review.
     
     
     
    Schedule & Agenda:
     
    • Meeting #1 - GOALS & GETTING STARTED - Thursday, March 8th, 2018
      • Welcome
      • Review & approve Schedule, Milestones and Agendas
      • Review the Guiding Principles from 2017 Facility Plan
      • Planning & Design
        • Site opportunities and limitations
        • Space Allocation Program
        • Reconcile Program with Budget
     
     
    • ​Meeting #2 - COLLABORATIVE PLANNING & DESIGN - Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
      • Align process with Guiding Principles
      • Conceptual Building and Site Organization
        • Building Organization & Program ​
          • Administration & Support Services
          • General Education
          • CTE
          • Arts and Music
          • PE and Athletics
        • ​Site Access Requirements - Land Use, Buses, Students, Visitors
     
    • ​Meeting #3 - PRIORITIZATION AND PREFERENCES - Thursday, April 12th, 2018
      • ​Conceptual Building and Site Organization Charrette
        • ​Building Organization and orientation
        • Modifications or Reconfiguration
        • Reconcile Program with Budget
      • ​Options & Alternatives
        • Preferred Plan with Modifications
        • Options needing one last enhancement​
     
    • ​Meeting #4​ - CONFIRMING & APPROVING - Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
      • Review Final Concept Plan
      • Compare with Site Program and Space Allocation
      • Compare with Guiding Principles
      • Review and Approve Concept Plan
      • Submit to NWCSD for review and comment

     

     

     

    Past Meeting Agendas/Minutes - High School Facilities Planning

    Meeting #1 - GOALS & GETTING STARTED - Thursday, March 8th, 2018

      • Welcome
      • Review & approve Schedule, Milestones and Agendas
      • Review the Guiding Principles from 2017 Facility Plan
      • Planning & Design
        • Site opportunities and limitations
        • Space Allocation Program
        • Reconcile Program with Budget

     

     

    Meeting #1 - Agenda

    Meeting #1 - Meeting Minutes

    Meeting #1 - Hand outs (Space Allocation SummaryMeeting Presentation)

     

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    Meeting #2 - COLLABORATIVE PLANNING & DESIGN - Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

      • Align process with Guiding Principles
      • Conceptual Building and Site Organization
        • Building Organization & Program ​
          • Administration & Support Services
          • General Education
          • CTE
          • Arts and Music
          • PE and Athletics
        • ​Site Access Requirements - Land Use, Buses, Students, Visitors
           

     

    Meeting #2 - Agenda

    Meeting #2 - Meeting Minutes

     

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    Meeting #3 - PRIORITIZATION AND PREFERENCES - Thursday, April 12th, 2018

      • ​Conceptual Building and Site Organization Charrette
        • ​Building Organization and orientation
        • Modifications or Reconfiguration
        • Reconcile Program with Budget

     

      • ​Options & Alternatives
        • Preferred Plan with Modifications
        • Options needing one last enhancement

     

    Meeting #3 - Meeting Handouts

    Meeting #3 - Meeting Minutes

     

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    Meeting #4​ - CONFIRMING & APPROVING - Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

      • Review Final Concept Plan
      • Compare with Site Program and Space Allocation
      • Compare with Guiding Principles
      • Review and Approve Concept Plan
      • Submit to NWCSD for review and comment