Rockford Public Schools Facilities Master Plan Overview
Rockford Public Schools encompasses approximately 165 square miles in Winnebago and Boone counties. It is among the largest school districts in Illinois and the second-largest employer in the Rockford region. The school district serves more than 28,500 pre-K to grade 12 students. The district’s buildings and grounds are community assets where community groups annually use RPS 205 facilities for meetings, events and recreation.
In October of 2011, the Rockford Board of Education commissioned a detailed physical assessment of its educational facilities. The objective of the evaluation is to provide the community stakeholders a thorough understanding of the current building conditions of all of the district’s educational facilities.
This study provides a "snapshot" in time of the condition of 46 educational facilities; which consist of 4 high schools, 7 middle schools, 31 elementary schools, 3 early childhood centers and 1 adult education building. Buildings range in age from 1907-1999.
Facilities Master Plan Process:Monthly Custodial Updates
The Facilities Master Plan Steering Committee was formed as an advisory group to guide the process. The Committee provides recommendations to rebuild and renovate district’s facilities into 21st century learning environments while addressing the deteriorated and obsolete physical condition issues. The Committee consists of representatives from the community including parents, teachers and administrative staff.
This plan is intended to be used as a tool for potential expenditures related to maintenance of, and improvements to, the existing facilities over the next ten years; along with building of several new facilities. Priority of projects was established based on issues associated with building condition, educational adequacy, accessibility and energy efficiency amongst other issues.