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Capital Planning

Six-Year Capital Facility Plan: primary facility planning

Our Six-Year Capital Facility Plan, adopted by Renton School Board, reviews the district’s projected enrollment and outlines the district’s plans for schools to provide quality education spaces for those students. The plan sets a standard of service for a target teacher-student ratio for different grade levels, as directed by negotiated agreements. School capacity is determined based on the district standard of service and the existing classroom inventory.

The Capital Facility Plan reviews known growth areas and enrollment projections. Needs for classroom space are projected for different areas. The plan describes how the district will adjust its facilities to meet the needs of current and projected population. A financing plan is included that demonstrates the district’s ability to implement the plan.

Design & Construction Standards: guidelines for planning educational facilities

Renton School District construction projects range from relatively small improvements to a complete remodel of an entire school. No matter its size, any project must help the district meet its goals for student learning. That’s why all building construction projects start with the design and construction standards.

This document is revisited periodically. It reflects knowledge gained from construction funded by our past bond measures and reflects updates of the district’s vision and goals.

The current version was developed through a collaborative process that involved a broad-based committee. There were interviews with principals and with representative focus groups. The document defines the program elements for a typical school. It allows for optional programs or service elements to be added.

The design and construction standards derives from the district’s educational goals. It also takes into account educational trends. This latest revision acknowledges a shift to greater hands-on, project-based experiences. These trends have implications for the design of facilities to support a changing educational program.