The Campus Assessment Process

  • Students learning, campus planning maps and physical environments go into campus assesments.

    About the Community Meetings and Campus Assessments

    Campus assessment community meetings were held in May and June as part of the district’s process that aligns the instructional programs and school facilities to support student learning and prepare them for further education and the jobs of the 21st century. The assessments seek to make the campuses adaptable for future changes in education coming decades into the future.

    The following campuses received assessments and plans:

    What is a campus assessment? It is the next major step in planning changes to campuses and classrooms to align with the district’s educational specifications, which were finalized in 2019. The district hired architects to assess nine Santa Monica elementary and middle school campuses. The assessments include taking deep look into how our campuses currently operate, looking at how they match the ed specs; imagining a future campus that brings the site up to the goals of the ed specs and determining first projects to be allocated funds from Measure SMS.

    The assessments are also guided by the district's sustainability plan.

    The meetings, including ones with educators and the community meetings held in May and June, were the second phase of five in the process. What’s next?

    Phase 3: Based on feedback and new information found during Phase 2, architects will work with district staff to refine their plans to include phasing, or a suggested order of projects (for instance, removing portables, relocating parking and then erecting a new classroom building). They will also get estimates of costs for each item in a proposed construction phase.
    Phase 4: District staff and architects will return to campuses for meetings with staff and educators and then once again with the community. The district plan calls for these meetings to take place in September. As information about those meetings becomes available, it will be shared through the usual school channels and on this page.
    Phase 5: After ensuring alignment with educator and community input, district staff would work with the Facility District Advisory Committees to make project recommendations to the Board of Education, which would allocate Measure SMS funding and approve projects to move forward.

    Design would begin in January 2021 with construction scheduled to begin in 2022 and 2023 depending on the complexity and ability to schedule the project.

    For Questions About Campus Assessments and These Meetings

    For Lincoln, Grant, Rogers, McKinley and Edison: email Michael Burke.

    For JAMS, John Muir/SMASH, Franklin and Roosevelt: email Barbara Chiavelli.

    For More Information

    Community Meetings Flier

    Community Meetings Flier (en Español)