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Facilities Planning Committee

Enrollment numbers are increasing in Hockinson, particularly within the elementary school. This trend highlights the need for proactive planning by school leadership and the Hockinson community. Community feedback/collaboration is essential to finding solutions for our expanding student body and various maintenance challenges. Families are encouraged to respond to questionnaires from the Facilities Planning Committee (FCP).

The purpose of the FPC is to:

  • Inform committee members of facilities updates, projects, and needs.
  • Collaborate on solutions to short- and long-term facilities needs.
  • Guide a district-wide maintenance plan and short- and long-term facilities plan.
  • Communicate with the larger community on the above topics.

The FPC, which began in the 2022-2023 school year, consists of community members, a board member, and HSD staff.  The sessions are facilitated by 2 representatives from the ESD 112’s Construction Services Group. Seats for this 14-person committee were filled at the beginning of the school year. Families and our community are welcome to sit in on these bi-monthly meetings remotely. Meeting information will be posted on the calendar website.

It takes a lot of work to provide the HSD’s 1,965 students with safe, high-quality schools that facilitate high levels of teaching and learning, but the FPC won’t tackle it alone. HSD families and community members can expect to receive periodic reports from the FPC as well as invitations to participate in surveys relating to maintenance priorities and facility planning.

News from the Facilities Planning Committee

HSD trainings focused on utilizing trauma-informed social-emotional learning.

For nearly two years, the FPC has dedicated bi-monthly meetings to delve into state Information and Condition of Schools (ICOS) reports, facility analysis summaries, enrollment data, and input from building leaders to identify the following facility maintenance and improvement priorities:

Priority 1: Address elementary school overcrowding (Hockinson Heights Elementary School is the largest elementary school in Clark County) 

Priority 2: Plan for needed facility repairs and improvements for school facilities:

  • HVAC replacement at HHS and HHES
  • Roofing replacement at HHS, HHES, and DO/Community Education
  • Track resurfacing at HHS and HHS stadium field improvement options
  • Safety upgrades at HHES, including public address system, security cameras, perimeter fencing, secure entry, and lockdown functionality.
  • Access and parking lot improvements at HHES
  • Creating a covered play area at HHES
  • Creating a covered play area at HMS
  • Improvements to HHS Multi-Purpose Room

We would appreciate your feedback on these priorities identified by the FPC. Please take the short (2 questions) survey to share your feedback.