Planning For Our Future

Developing an Educational Facilities Master Plan

  • girl smiling School District U-46 is embarking on a 14-month Educational Facility Master Plan (EFMP) process to assess our infrastructure, classrooms, furnishings and overall facility use and efficiency. The Board selected DLR Group, a Chicago-based design firm, as its partner to develop a facilities master plan.

    In the coming months, the District and DLR Group will be inviting U-46 students, faculty, parents and community members to participate in this review. We will host a series of events in several phases. Together, we will develop a thoughtful, long-term master plan to support our future.

    During the first phase of the review, representatives from DLR Group will visit several school sites and talk with staff, students, parents and community members about our facility issues and needs. Families of the schools being visited will receive a specific message notifying them of when DLR Group will be visiting their school. As part of the process, DLR Group will install Districtwide indoor environmental testing sensors measuring a variety of environmental factors related to thermal and visual comfort. 

    After the first phase is completed, there will be opportunities for our U-46 community to learn more about the findings and give input during interactive workshops, Board and community presentations, and listening tours.

    Below is an outline of the Educational Facilities Master Plan process. Information on this page will be updated as the planning process continues. Thank you for your support as the District works to provide equitable access to 21st century learning environments that support academic success for all. If you have any questions about DLR Group's work, please reach out to the District’s Operations Department by clicking on the “Educational Facility Master Plan” on Let’s Talk.

    We are currently in Phase 1 of the process. More information about this phase and others can be found below.