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2003 Bond Issue Projects

Jason Lee Elementary School

Goals and Planning INTEGRUS Architecture 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This educational specification will serve as the planning and programming document for the design of the New Jason Lee Elementary School. The existing Jason Lee Elementary school is K-5 facility built in 1952. The existing school would be torn down and a new facility would be built on the same site. The Richland School District has a mission: "to provide students with an education which results in high achievement and good citizenship." The Richland School District has strategic planning goals to provide facilities that meet the needs of students and curriculum. They also want to ensure that capital decisions are cost-effective and based on long-term outlook, as well as completed on time and within budget. There is also a desire to develop widespread community understanding of facilities and their needs. With these goals in mind, early in 2005 the Richland School District assembled a committee of staff members, parents, and consultants to develop the educational specifications for the new elementary school. The committee was to develop the educational specifications/architectural program for a 550 student elementary school, grades K-5, to be constructed during the 2006-2007 school year with the ability to future expansion to accommodate 700 students. INTEGRUS Architecture was employed to design this facility and to lead the planning process. Over a seven-week period the planning committee met with staff and stakeholders to develop the educational needs, the program and the design goals. The Building Program was developed to accommodate the educational program needs in approximately 64,000 gross square feet of building space. Decisions were developed through discussions and consensus. Besides the committee members, decisions were based upon input and opinions from a wide range of people including elementary school staff, administrators, and members of the public. The planning committee went through a conceptual site planning process to address the design goals on the campus, culminating in a single site concept as the best representation of the design goals. The educational specification is the beginning of the planning and design process. It is important to continue to receive stakeholder input to insure the content and intent of the document is reflected in the final building. We look forward to pursuing the design and construction of a learning center that will serve the students, staff and community of Jason Lee Elementary School long and well. 2. INTRODUCTION The Programming Process The programming process is typically the first step in design. This process, and ultimately the document itself, the “Educational Specification”, serves as a form of communication of the project scope to the architect and engineering design team. The information found in this document will also assist the school district in understanding the size of the total project in relation to the budget. Specifically, the Educational Specification outlines in detail the instructional program needs as they will be reflected in the building itself. The following identifies the basic steps in obtaining the information required to successfully understand the parameters of the Educational Specification: Goals: Identify the goals established by the District. Facts: Collect and analyze the facts and information provided by the users. Concepts: Present and test concepts. Needs: Identify and understand the needs of the user. This process provides a framework to classify and document all of the required information. The end result, therefore, is an Educational Specification utilized by the design team for creating a school that not only addresses the goals and educational mission of the District, but also meets the needs of the students, faculty, staff, and community... while generating a sense of pride for all. 3. PROJECT RATIONALE Purpose of Project The existing Jason Lee School facility will be torn down to build a new K-5 facility. The purpose of the facility is to meet the needs of the district''™s expanding community and growing student population. Richland School District has determined that all schools will be constructed to remain serviceable for at least a 30 year time period. Therefore, the design of Richland Elementary School must not only incorporate current technology and building systems, but also must allow for adaptation of these systems over the life of the buildings to meet standards which will evolve over time. Existing Jason Lee School Site The purpose of the document is to serve as a vital link between the professional educator and the architect. It is the means by which the school district, through its school board and educational specifications committee, communicates the educational plan and describes the activities for each of the areas of the new elementary schools. The Richland School District has embarked upon a multi-phased plan for bringing all of its schools, as needed, up to modern health and safety standards with the capability to support the educational programs desired in the district. The goal of this long range plan is to provide equal educational opportunity to all students and to maintain high standards in the construction of facilities so that the potential for learning is maximized. The new facility will be used as an elementary school to house 550 students in grades K- 5 and designed to accommodate future expansion to 700 students. Other parts of the facility will be used for community activities, such as sports teams, meetings, musical and drama presentations, voting places etc.

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Front Entrance - October 2007
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