At the February 8, 2023 Measures R, D, P and W Planning Committee Meeting the Facilities Master Plan (FMP) process and implementation were reviewed. The process outlined provides WJUSD an updated Master Facilities Plan, which will have identified additional state funding sources to augment local facilities funds, updated district demographics and enrollment projects, as well as a prioritize facility project list to address growth, re-construction of existing facilities and address short- and long-term facility needs for the WJUSD students, while responsibly utilizing taxpayer dollar
The process outlined the importance of community input, facility needs assessment and stakeholder meetings. Forming a new Facilities Master Planning committee was encouraged; it would include students, classified staff, certificated staff, parent teacher organizations, athletic groups, City of Winters representatives, and other community partners and organizations. Input from the community and district stakeholders will strengthen the outcome. There will be a web page dedicated to the process and opportunities to meet at community events and District functions to provide additional participation in the process. For those that are unable to attend in person events, there will also be surveys available to encourage additional community input.
The District is anticipating moving forward with this proactive approach to explore the District priorities and additional funding opportunities for facilities at the February 16, 2023 Board Meeting.
Additionally on February 9, 2023 the District was notified of the receipt of approximately $2.1 Million for facility reimbursement through the State School Facility Program, which the District applied for eligible funding several years ago. These monies will be a part of the funding discussed and allocated to WJUSD facilities in the Facility Master Planning process.
The Measure R, D, P and W Planning Committee and District Administration would like to hear from you regarding WJUSD facilities, please do not hesitate to reach out to Mary Fitzpatrick, VPCS Program Manager atMary@vpcsonline.com.