South Bend Schools seeks public input on facilities master plan

South Bend Schools seeks public input on facilities master plan
Posted on 03/21/2022
Master Plan

Two public meetings set to gather feedback from local stakeholders

The South Bend Community School Corporation (SBCSC) and Fanning Howey, an architecture, interiors, and engineering firm specializing in learning environments, are seeking public input regarding the district’s facilities master plan. Guests are invited to provide feedback and ideas about topics such as magnet options, Career and Technical Education, special education, fine arts, athletics, and other curricula via an online questionnaire.

The questionnaire will be available until Saturday, April 10, 2022. (This has been extended to April 10)

“The input of our stakeholders is crucial to the success of this endeavor,” said Fowler. “This is a vital step toward a more successful district, and we cannot proceed without careful consideration of the current culture—where we are now, where we belong, and how we can enhance and redesign our environment for the success of our students, teachers, families, and the entire South Bend community.”

Changes regarding district facilities consider four components:

  • Educational Framework
  • Demographics
  • Conditions
  • Funding

Meeting Two

(30-minute presentation followed by a community discussion)

Thursday, May 5, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Charles Black Community Center

3419 W. Washington St., South Bend, IN 46619

This community meeting will provide stakeholders an opportunity to share input on facilities options that were developed based on input received at the March 19 meeting and the online questionnaire. Feedback will help form the recommendations for the long-range facilities plan.

Contact: Monica Garvey, Assistant Director of Communications, [email protected], 574.393.6180 (w), 574.850.4760 (m)