SJSD Facilities Concepts Available Online

SJSD Facilities Concepts Available Online
Posted on 10/24/2019

More than 300 people joined district leaders, board members, architects and planning partners in recent months to share feedback as part of the SJSD's Master Facilities Plan process.

Conversations focused around how we educate children for success in a rapidly changing modern world and how our schools fit into the long-term vision for a thriving St. Joseph. District leaders and board members are also considering the investments needed for viable schools.

A few months ago, the district started the process to shape a new vision for the future of our schools. The district partnered with architects, engaged the community, and spent many hours in discussion and analysis around the dynamic education, enrollment, and financial needs of our district. The process has incorporated dozens of conversations, including several community focus group discussions, as well as many staff and leadership-based discussions to develop several concepts for our future, with particular focus on the high school level, where we are poised to make the most immediate and impactful changes. The concepts for continued discussion include:

  • Concept A: New Single High School
  • Concept B: Two New High Schools
  • Concept C: Build New High School & Renovate Central
  • Concept D: Renovate Current High Schools
  • Concept E: New 9th Grade Center & 10-12 High School


The district will continue to engage around financial and bond considerations, and the program, site planning, and design for any new construction or renovations that are pursued.

Below is the district's initial vision for upcoming junctures in the planning and implementation process as we look toward Phase One of our facilities planning work, focused on the high school level. Specific timeframes are dependent on the parameters of the plan that moves forward.

  • Master Facilities Planning for High School Concepts
  • Planning and Engagement for Potential Bond Referendum (if necessary)
  • Engagement for Building-Level Program and Site Planning
  • Continued Building-Level Program/Site Planning and/or Design Work

Engagement opportunities will continue as decisions are made and we look toward the details of the concept that moves forward. Follow the school district on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and subscribe to our email lists.

Learn more about the Master Facilities Plan at

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