In 2014, L’Anse Creuse Public Schools assembled a Building Utilization Committee to examine the effective and efficient use of all district buildings. The committee, consisting of 60 dedicated parents and staff members, spent several months reviewing research, touring buildings and having in-depth discussions about the future of L’Anse Creuse.
In January 2015, the committee presented their recommendations to the Board of Education for further investigation and due diligence. The recommendations included creating further advanced programing at all levels, expanding Career and Technical Education offerings, increasing marketing, opening Schools of Choice, and repurposing a building.
At a Special Board Meeting on March 25, the Board of Education voted to repurpose Chesterfield Elementary School for the 2015-2016 school year based on the superintendent’s recommendation.
March 25, 2015
At a Special Board Meeting on March 25, the Board of Education voted to repurpose Chesterfield Elementary School for the 2015-2016 school year based on the recommendation of Superintendent Jackie Johnston. Though no one wants to make a decision of this magnitude, we know this will provide us the opportunity to maintain the quality education all of our students expect and deserve. We know that Chesterfield Elementary School is a special place filled with amazing staff, great families, and terrific kids.
Letter from Superintendent Jackie Johnston
Building utilization materials presented to the Board of Education.
March 18, 2015
At a Board Workshop Central Administration presented the Building Utilization recommendations. A Special Board Meeting was scheduled for March 25 at 6:30 p.m.
March 17, 2015
Building Utilization Recommendations - PowerPoint Presentation
January 26, 2015
The committee members presented their recommendations to the Board of Education.
January 8, 2015
The Building Utilization Committee met for the last time on January 8. The entire session was spent finalizing their recommendations for the Board. Representatives from the committee will present the recommendations to the Board at the January 26 regular meeting.
December 16, 2014
The committee members broke into groups to narrowing down there proposals and/or recommendations. The group came together to start a narrowing process and set the plans for the last meeting in January.
December 2, 2014
The committee members mixed into different groups and reviewed different team proposals. The group came back together for a short report out on their findings. The meeting concluded with a opinion exercise.
November 19, 2014
Committee members spent most of their time with their "Dream Teams" working on their proposals. There was a short report out.
November 5, 2014
Committee members received a financial update and audit presentation, they spent the rest of their time with their "Dream Teams" discussing options and ideas.
October 29, 2014
No Committee Statement tonight, the Building Utilization Committee spent the entire three hours with their "Dream Teams" discussing options and ideas.
October 15, 2014
The Building Utilization Committee, as a group, discussed the outstanding presentation of LCPS facilities and their potential for growth and development. The committee reviewed materials on various curriculum and programming including but not limited to S.T.E.M., S.T.E.A.M., IB, Performing Arts, and Academies. Additionally, the committee learned about the academic programs at other local school district. Lastly, the committee created “Dream Teams” to brainstorm on future options for LCPS at all grade levels
October 7, 2014
October 2, 2014
The Building Utilization Committee reviewed current programs for all students within the district. It was noted that LCPS students are performing above state averages on assessments with access to current technology. Initial discussions occurred on alternative programming, such as grade configurations and school calendar options. Members discussed the need to advertise programs and services currently offered within all district buildings to students from preschool to adult learners.
September 29, 2014
September 23, 2014
The L’Anse Creuse Building Utilization Committee is focused on understanding our community and district. Currently, the committee is immersed in a significant amount of information about the buildings and enrollment through school building tours and reviewing a detailed demographic presentation. The presentation included information about past and present trends at a national, state and local level. The data shows that while population numbers at the national level are increasing, state and local levels have been showing a consistent decrease that is projected to continue. To understand how these trends impact our schools and ultimately our students, this committee will continue to review all available data and is committed to hold off any recommendations until the process is complete in January.
September 17, 2014
September 16, 2014
September 13, 2014
September 8, 2014