In 2010, the District adopted a Master Facilities Plan (MFP) to provide a roadmap for all future construction projects. In December of 2014, the Board of Education determined that the plan should be updated and that the next step should break down that plan into buildable projects and prioritize them.
Beginning in January 2015, the Board sought the input of community members, staff and parents to serve on Functional Teams in project-specific areas. In the summer of 2015, those Functional Teams submitted their reports to the Board. In September of 2015, the Steering Committee reviewed each Functional Team report and presented their recommendations with a list of prioritized recommendations for each area to the Board. The Board adopted an updated, comprenhensive Master Facilities Plan on January 19, 2016.
Since January 2016, the Board has spent several months evaluating and prioritzing projects. In May of 2016 a 35-member Citizens Task Force (CTF) representing both the Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South attendance areas examined in detail the projects identified by the Steering Committee. The CTF also reviewed the input from a community-wide mail survey and data from a scientific phone poll. After much work, the CTF presented their recommendations to the Board in July, 2016. Also during this time, the Board continued to evaluate projects, bringing the entire MFP from $130.8 million to a final number of $79.9 million.
On August 15, 2016, the Board voted against putting the $79.9 million bond referendum on the November 8, 2016 ballot.
The Board brought up the MFP again in September 2016 during discussions to address classroom space issues at Hinsdale Central. The Board continues to evaluate options and discuss potential projects and costs with the District's architect, ARCON. A January 4 Facilities Committee Meeting is planned to discuss the assessment of the District's two pools and how those projects could be addressed potentially as part of a bond referendum in April 2017.