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F: Facility Expansion Program

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FA Goals and Objectives 
FB Building Committees 
FD (See FA) Capital Outlay Long Range Planning (See FA) 
FDC Naming New Facilities 


FA  Goals and Objectives

Facility planning programs shall provide for new developments in instruction, population shifts, and changes in the condition of existing facilities.

Approved: October 12, 1998

Reviewed:  September 23, 2013

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FB  Building Committees

Committees may be appointed by the board to assess general or specific facility needs and to advise the board.

Approved: October 12, 1998

Reviewed:  September 23, 2013

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FD  Capital Outlay Long Range Planning

The superintendent shall develop long-range plans and reliable methods to project capital outlay needs.  The long-range planning process may include district-wide assessments to evaluate facility use, to project future building needs, or to recommend that facilities be closed and may seek  recommendations from patrons, consultants,     architects, the board attorney, the district staff and representatives from local, state and federal governmental agencies.

The superintendent shall report recommendations concerning the district’s capital outlay needs to the board on or before May 1 of each year.

Approved:  October 12, 1998

Revised:  September 23, 2013

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 ​FDC  Naming Facilities

When a new school or facility is to be named or an existing school renamed, the board shall consider all suggested names utilizing the following criteria:

High School

While all high school students are housed in a single facility, the high school name shall be Hutchinson High School.

Middle Schools and Elementary Schools

Where multiple facilities serve each grade level, the school shall be named based on a local geographic feature, be named after a prominent local or national historical figure or be named with a representative characteristic of citizenship.  Current examples of this policy include Avenue A Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School and Hutchinson Middle School.  When naming a school after a local person, the person shall have been a recognized supporter of education and youth.

Playing Field/Arenas/Libraries/Auditoriums/Other Buildings

These areas shall be named in a manner which reflects the activity which is housed at the facility and recognizes the level of competition or participation which will occur in the facility.  If the name is connected to a local historical figure, it is recommended that this person was connected to or supportive of the activity which occurs in the facility.

General Guidelines

It is a general guideline of the district to name facilities for persons only after the persons are deceased.  It is mandatory that buildings should not be named after persons who are currently employed by the school district or are currently serving on the board.

Approved:  October 12, 1998

Reviewed:  September 23, 2013

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