Updated November 14, 2023
Decatur Public Schools is undertaking an initiative to examine the structural integrity of all buildings within the District, as well as the long-term usage plan for those facilities. The goal of this process is to:
- Analyze current buildings, including their structural integrity, and determine if repairs need to be made; also analyze the current use of all buildings and if that usage is aligned with the future needs of the District, given population and enrollment projections, staffing, and financial outlooks
- Engage the community to understand their wants and needs when it comes to providing an education for our District's current students and future generations
- Plan for the future of the District, again taking into account enrollment projections, staffing needs, fiscal responsibility, and more
- Get feedback on this plan from our community and make adjustments as needed
- Put the plan into action
We know that this will not be a quick process, but DPS Administration is committed to ensuring the long-term needs of the District and our community are met. The District intends to seek a business or individual to help facilitate the analysis, engagement, and planning process.
Below is a timeline of steps in this planning process. This outline will be updated frequently and may change as information is gathered and steps in the process are reviewed.