Facilities Master Plan Committees

  • As part of its Strong Schools, Strong Communities 2.0 strategic plan, Saint Paul Public Schools conducted an extensive planning process to develop a 10-year Facilities Master Plan (FMP) to ensure school buildings are able to meet the 21st century learning needs of students. The district consists of 72 facilities, 7.3 million square feet of space, and 465 acres of land—a key component of proactively managing these assets is through the development of a FMP.

    From May 2014 to December 2015, the district engaged stakeholders (see committees below) to develop the FMP. Through a series of workshops, the FMP Committee produced a vision statement (see below) and guiding documents to help the district to prioritize building and property improvements over the next decade. The side-bar at right provides a summary of the outcomes produced at each of the FMP Committee workshops along with the presentation materials for each workshop.
     
    FMP VISION STATEMENT

    We envision versatile, equitable, healthy environments that balance the factors creating authentic, engaging, and personalized learning experiences to sustain our academic mission and deepen connections to our communities and world.

    STEERING COMMITTEE

    The Steering Committee leads the facilities planning process through all four phases. Composed of key district personnel, the Steering Committee provides direction for the Facilities Master Plan Committee throughout the planning process. The committee also keeps stakeholders informed of the planning progress through all four planning phases. Members are:

    Theresa Battle, Assistant Superintendent - High Schools, SPPS
    Ashley Hightower, Facilities Department, SPPS
    Joe Munnich, Assistant Director, Research Evaluation and Assessment, SPPS
    Hans Ott, Director of Office of Teaching and Learning, SPPS
    Tom Parent, Interim Facilities Director, SPPS
    Jon Peterson, Principal on Special Assignment, Alternative Education, SPPS
    Jean Ronnei, Chief Operations Officer, SPPS
    Lee Vang Personalized Learning Specialist, SPPS
    Ryan Vernosh, Assistant Director of Policy, SPPS
    Jayne Williams, Director, Student Placement, SPPS

    FACILITIES MASTER PLAN COMMITTEE

    The Facilities Master Plan Committee contributes multiple perspectives to the planning process to ensure a comprehensive master plan will be developed. FMP Committee members were selected from a wide cross section of district leaders along with principals, teachers, students, community members and key partners. Please note that the list below may grow.

    Asterid, student, Linwood Monroe Arts Plus
    Abdi, student, Como Sr.
    Asterid, student, Linwood Monroe Arts Plus
    Craig, student, Linwood Monroe Arts Plus
    Geleto, student, Como Sr.
    Hordofa, student, Como Sr.
    Kevin, student, Gordon Parks
    Marcos, student, Linwood Monroe Arts Plus
    Shanya, student, Linwood Monroe Arts Plus
    Craig Anderson, Principal, Hamline (PK-5), SPPS
    Maria Alicia Arabbo, Multilingual Learning, SPPS
    Bryan Bass, Principal, Linwood Monroe (K-8), SPPS
    *Theresa Battle, Assistant Superintendent - High Schools, SPPS
    Michelle Bierman, Racial Equity, SPPS
    Liz Boyer, Saint Paul District Council - District 14
    Frank Braswell, Saint Paul College
    Scott Brownell, Security and Emergency Management, SPPS
    Tom Burr, Transportation, SPPS
    Jose Cervantes, Facilities, SPPS
    Robert Clarksen, Saint Paul District Council - District 8
    Donna Drummond, City of St. Paul - Planning & Zoning
    Julia Earl, Parent - Green and Healthy Advisory Council, SPPS
    Eric Fotsch, Metropolitan State University - School of Urban Education
    Lynn Gallandat, Community Education, SPPS
    Traci Gauer, Principal, Gordon Parks (9-12), SPPS
    Elaine Gillespie-Blevins, Parent - Parents of African American Students Advisory Council, SPPS
    Todd Graham, Metropolitan Council
    Dave Gundale, Principal, Open World Learning (6-12), SPPS
    Jim Hemmen, Director of Nutrition Services, SPPS
    *Ashley Hightower, Facilities, SPPS
    Rich Hiltunen, Facilities, SPPS
    Renee Jensen, Principal, Capitol Hill (1-8), SPPS
    Jerry Keenan, Athletics, SPPS
    Kristin Keller, Community Education, SPPS
    Nathan Keller-Long, Saint Paul District Council - District 13
    Stacey Koppen, Interim Director of Nutrition Services, SPPS
    Renee Lane, Saint Paul District Council - District 8
    Todd Larson, Facilities, SPPS
    Sonja Mason, Parent - PreKindergarten/Early Childhood Family Education, SPPS
    Tom McCarthy, Building Trades Council, SPPS
    Tom Meyer, Transportation, SPPS
    Suyapa Miranda, Saint Paul District Council - District 12
    Mohamed Mohamud, Somali American Parent Association
    Betty Moran, Saint Paul District Council - District 9
    *Joe Munnich, Assistant Director of Research Evaluation and Assessment, SPPS
    Laura Nichols, Saint Paul District Council - District 15
    Laura Olson, Security and Emergency Management, SPPS
    *Hans Ott, Director of Office of Teaching and Learning, SPPS
    *Tom Parent, Director of Facilities Deparatment , SPPS
    Becky Pedersen, Principal, Groveland (PK-5), SPPS
    *Jon Peterson, Director of Alternative Education, SPPS
    *Alissa Pier, Manager of Facilities Planning, Facilities Department, SPPS
    Debra Pursley, Saint Paul District Council - District 10
    *Jean Ronnei, Chief Operations Officer, SPPS
    Jenna Ruble, Office of Early Learning Pre-  Kindergarten Program, SPPS
    Tom Russell, Saint Paul Parks & Recreation
    Angelia Smith, Parent - Special Education Advisory Council
    Jan Spencer de Gutiérrez, Visual and Performing Arts K-12, SPPS
    Libby Starling, Metropolitan Council 
    Lisa Theis, Saint Paul District Council - District 2
    Bruce Thompson, Ramsey County
    *Lee Vang, Personalized Learning Specialist, SPPS
    *Ryan Vernosh, Assistant Director of Policy, SPPS
    Barbara, Wencl, Saint Paul Planning Commission
    Kasya Willhite, Multilingual Learning, SPPS
    *Jayne Williams, Director of Student Placement, SPPS
    Charles Woodson, Parent
    Ebony Young, Saint Paul District Council - District 1
    Alicia Zetah, Teacher, American Indian Magnet, SPPS
    Carol Zierman, Ramsey County

    *Also member of the FMP Steering Committee 

FMP Guiding Documents

Video: Impacting student learning through better facilities