NORTHBROOK/GLENVIEW – The Glenview/Northbrook School District 30 Board of Education approved design and development plans for the new Maple School.
In the Fall of 2016, the District 30 Board of Education entered into an inclusive process that generated District 30’s Master Facility Plan.
The process included input from all stakeholders, including community members, parents, students, staff, and administration. Leadership was provided by the board; administrative team; a steering committee comprising board members, administrators, teachers, parents, and community members; and a 34-member Citizens’ Task Force made up of District 30 parents, local business and real-estate leaders, village representatives, community members, building principals, and a teacher from each building.
The wealth of information generated in the Master Facility Planning process was utilized to create a preliminary design of a new Maple School. A leadership team convened that began work with ARCON and Nicholas & Associates two days after the referendum. Efforts have incorporated input from teachers, the Northbrook Police and Fire Departments, a traffic consultant, and engineers from the Village of Northbrook.
“Our work has also included meetings with District 225 and Glenbrook North High School. Our collective work has generated designs for the new Maple School, which will be constructed on the field that is adjacent to the current Maple School. These designs will continue to evolve, and you can see the current design and how plans develop at our facilities website,” said Superintendent Dr. Brian Wegely.
“Architects have entered the mechanical drawing phase that will position us for bidding the work in the winter. Ground breaking will occur by April, and the goal remains to occupy the new Maple School in the fall of 2019. District 30’s bond sale for this project went extremely well due to our AAA bond rating and the low-interest rates at the time of sale. The actual cost to our taxpayers will not be included in our taxes until the fall of 2018, and it will be lower than advertised during the referendum. The actual cost will be $45.63 per thousand dollars paid in taxes as opposed to the advertised impact of $47.55,” he concluded.