Facilities Planning Committee
Background & Purpose
The OPUSD Facilities Planning Committee was formed in February 2006, its members were asked to become familiar with the projects listed in the 2005 Master Plan so that if a Facilities Bond was successfully voted on by the citizens of Oak Park, the committee would be prepared to provide feedback with regard to project prioritization.
In June 2006, the technology bond (Measure C-6) passed, while the $90M facilities bond (Measure B-6) did not. In November 2006, the $71M facilities bond put forth to the community (Measure H-6) was also unsuccessful. In November 2008, a $29.5M facilities bond (Measure R) received in excess of the 55% required for passage.
With the passage of the $29.5M facilities bond in November 2008, the Facilities Planning Committee will take an active role in the decision making process related to the $29.5M of bond funds available.
About the Committee
This committee was originally formed with a parent and a staff member from each of the Oak Park Elementary Schools, Medea Creek Middle School & Oak Park High School. Since first forming the committee, there has been an change in the make up of the committee members. Many members of the committee continue to represent schools in the Oak Park Unified School District. There are multiple staff and community members with a familiarity with the process and an interest in the projects currently planned for the Oak Park Unified School District.