• Unite U-46: Moving Forward Together 


    Community engagement initiative to develop recommendations on the best way to implement the vision of the U-46 Board of Education.

    In early 2020, just before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, U-46 embarked on an
    Educational Facility Master Plan (EFMP) process. The Board of Education selected DLR Group, a Chicago-based design firm, as its partner in this work. This process assessed our infrastructure, classrooms, and overall facility use, efficiency, and readiness in order to meet the District’s vision of moving to a true middle school model (grades 6-8 versus only 7 and 8); using the space in elementary schools to expand early childhood opportunities across U-46, and to replace and/or renovate some of our older elementary school buildings to provide equitable access to learning environments that support academic success for all.

    On Jan. 24, 2022, the Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution confirming their support of a five-year implementation plan that meets our District’s vision mentioned above. We understand this shift will not be an easy task and acknowledge that we will need the engagement and feedback of our community. Therefore, School District U-46 hosted a series of community engagement sessions to explain this five-year plan and provide an opportunity for our community to develop recommendations on the best way to implement this plan.

    Please click here to view the community engagement session recordings, presentations, and summaries. A building tour and open houses were also offered. If you missed these, here you will find details and a "virtual tour." 

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