Facilities Task Force
Richmond Public Schools (RPS) established a Facilities Task Force In April 2014 to evaluate the district’s short- and long-term facility needs, assess projected enrollment, gather feedback from the community and provide recommendations to members of the district’s administration, School Board, Mayor, City Council and the public on facility planning options over the next 10 years. Co-chaired by Richmond City School Board members Kristen Larson and Kimberly Gray, the Task Force was comprised of community leaders, volunteers, staff and subject matter experts in the areas of real estate, architecture, building construction, sports facilities and economic development. Members of the Task Force served in one of four of the following subcommittees areas:
- Baseline Standards (New School Construction)
- Planning and Projections
To view additional information, documents and resources regarding the RPS Facilities Task Force, please view Forms & Documents.
Facilities Needs Report
Along with the work of the RPS Facilities Task Force, the following organizations provided valuable insight into the district’s facilities planning process:
- Cropper GIS - enrollment forecasting
- BCWH Architects - school assessments
- K12 Insight - community survey
The RPS Facilities Needs Report was presented to the Richmond City School Board on April 13, 2015. To view meeting documents and video, please click on the links below.
Richmond City School Board - April 13, 2015
RPS Facilities Needs Report
Richmond City Council and School Board - May 26, 2015
Facilities Task Force Report
Richmond City Council and School Board - October 12, 2015
Updated Facilities Needs Report
Beginning October 27, 2015, RPS will hold several community meetings to review the Facilities Task Force Needs Report and gather community feedback on the district’s short- and long-term facilities plan. To view a list of meeting dates and locations, click here.
To request audio files of the community meetings, please contact the Office of Communications & Media Relations at (804) 780-7100.