Battle Ground Schools Seeks Public Input for Facilities Guidance

posted Mar 1, 2016, 11:22 AM by Rita Sanders   [ updated Mar 3, 2016, 1:50 PM ]

Battle Ground Schools Seeks Public Input for Facilities Guidance

March 1, 2016

Battle Ground Public Schools (BGPS) is seeking community input on facilities projects to include in a long-range plan that would guide the school district's management of current and future facilities. The school district is using Thoughtexchange, a web-based survey tool, to engage its patrons in an online conversation about the future of district facilities. The survey is open through March 9. Community members, parents and school district staff are invited to participate in the conversation.

For the past year, the district's community-led Facilities Improvement Team has been identifying projects to include in a long-range facilities plan with the goal of providing safe and secure facilities that enhance learning, meet growing enrollment needs and preserve the community's investment in buildings. The facilities team has examined a multitude of data, including information about the age and capacity of school buildings, data about projected growth within the district, and information about various funding options to create categories of projects that could be prioritized into a well-thought-out plan.

The team has identified several types of projects, including new construction, replacement and renovation, educational enhancements and athletic upgrades and more, for patrons to provide feedback on.

BGPS has developed an interactive website that presents an overview of each type of project. Please take a few minutes to read through the projects in preparation for the survey. Parents and staff will receive an invitation email from Thoughtexchange on Feb. 29. Community members can also provide feedback by registering online. An email address is required to participate. Responses are anonymous and will be used to finalize the long-range plan. The survey is a multi-step process. Participants will receive a follow-up survey from Thoughtexchange in a few weeks that lets you prioritize ideas expressed during the first round of the survey.

More information is available about the process from the district's communications department: (360) 885-5337 or