SBCSC seeks input on facilities master plan in second public meeting

SBCSC seeks input on facilities master plan in second public meeting
Posted on 04/29/2022
Facilities Master Plan

The South Bend Community School Corporation (SBCSC) and Fanning Howey, an architecture, interiors, and engineering firm specializing in learning environments, will host a second public meeting at the Charles Black Center to gather 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.

Assistant Superintendent of Business and Finance Kareemah Fowler, along with district officials, and representatives from Fanning Howey will present and discuss the outcomes of the first public survey, issued to students, teachers, staff, families, and community members last month.

“This is an ongoing endeavor with outcomes that we will be seeing for years to come,” said Fowler. “As we proceed, it is critical that we have a seat at the table for all of our community members. Each step we take toward a stronger district must be taken with thoughtful 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
  • Public Meeting:

(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. Feedback from this community meeting will help form the recommendations for the long-range facilities plan.

A second survey will be issued to stakeholders and available on the district website immediately following the May 5 meeting and will be open until 5 p.m. Sunday, May 15.

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