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Sunset Ridge

School District 29

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Background
 
In the fall of 2014 the District 29 Board of Education reopened its examination of the District's facilities needs. After a comprehensive review of repair needs and facility shortcomings, the Board initiated a "Request for Proposals" to identify potential architectural firms to help us with further examining our capital improvement needs and options.
 
Three finalist architectural firms were selected to compete in an architectural design competition, in which each firm designed both a renovation project and a new construction project to address the District's needs. Click here for a summary of the District's repair and improvement needs. 
From this design competition, and follow-up interviews, a committee of Board members, community members, and administration selected Wight + Co. as the District's architect and Pepper Construction as the Construction Management firm. 
 
Stakeholder Engagement
 
Following the selection of an architectural firm and a construction manager, the District began collecting feedback from staff, students, and community members regarding the values and priorities for the capital improvement. A series of formal and informal meetings were held to gather input from stakeholders to guide the capital improvement process. The feedback from these meetings was shared with the District 29 Board of Education in April 2015 to inform them regarding the community's priorities for the project. Click here to see the April 27, 2015 Board of Education presentation.
 
The District also implemented a Capital Improvement Stewardship Committee, comprised of 25 community members (both those with students in the District and those without students in the District), Board of Education members, administration, staff, and students to serve as a sounding board for recommendations as the Capital Improvement planning process moves forward.