Facilities Master Plan 2018

Saddleback Valley Unified School District (SVUSD) recognizes that when it comes to educating our children, facilities matter. It is for this reason that a facilities master planning effort is underway to identify the improvements needed to provide our students with the best education possible. However, we can’t do it without help. School and community input and involvement are critical in the Facilities Master Plan process. Input from our stakeholders includes: Surveys, Site Meetings, Community Meetings and Board Workshops.

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Guiding Principles

Empower Students to Succeed
By ensuring that their learning environments are innovative, safe, student-centered, and equitable.

Create Learning Environments that are Instruction-Centered
To prepare our students to succeed now and into the future.

Support Teachers and Staff through High Quality Professional Development
To ensure those teaching and supporting students are implementing innovation in every learning spaces.

Invest in Facilities and Infrastructure
To provide Next Generation learning environments in order to maximize student success.

Demonstrate Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability
By aligning resources to ensure that faculties meet the needs of the District in collaboration with community members and stakeholders.

Community Survey

General Information

Input from the community is essential in the Facilities Master Planning process. A community survey was available for anyone's input beginning November 2017 until mid January 2018 on the Saddleback Valley Unified School District Website. The survey's availability was shared by the school sites and at the various community meetings. This survey was available in English and in Spanish. Over 1,500 survey responses were received.

Community Survey Results Presentation

Community Committee

General Information

Saddleback Valley Unified School District serves the County of Orange and the cities of Aliso Viejo, Irvine, Laguna Hills, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita. The Community Committee is comprised of representatives from each of these cities, District Cabinet members and District union representatives. The role of these District and community leaders in the Community Committee is to provide input, guidance and recommendations on the Facilities Master Plan 2018 and identify actions needed to continue our facilities improvements.

Community Committee Members

Amanda Morrell
- Board member, SVUSD

David Reynolds
- Deputy City Manager, City of Laguna Hills

Dr. Edward Wong
- Board Member, SVUSD

Scott Voigts
- Council Member, City of Lake Forest

Crystal Turner, Ed.D.
- Superintendent, SVUSD

Scott Wasserman
- Director of Community Services, City of Lake Forest

Laura Ott
- Asst. Superintendent, SVUSD

Dennis Wilber
- City Manager, City of Mission Viejo

Connie Cavanaugh
- Asst. Superintendent, SVUSD

Keith Rattay
- Assistant City Manager, City of Mission Viejo

Joe Ledoux
- President, SVMTA

Wendy Starks
- Principal Planner, City of Rancho Santa Margarita

Chris Felde
- President, CSEA

Ernestine Jones
- COC Vice Chair, Measure B

Denise Bradford
- President, SVEA

Laura Mahfood
- COC Member, Measure B

Kathryn Jaronczyk
- President, SVPSA

Terri Parnell
- President, SVPTA

Community Meetings and Input

Meeting Dates

November 13, 2017 at Laguna Hills High School
November 16, 2017 at Mission Viejo High School
November 28, 2017 at El Toro High School
December 13, 2017 at Trabuco Hills High School
December 20, 2017 at Rancho Santa Margarita Intermediate School

Invitations to all meetings were extended to staff, parents and community members. The elementary and intermediate schools notified families of the meetings in their high school area.

Community Input Presentations

District Office Involvement

Two meetings were held at the Saddleback Valiey Unified School District Board Room to provide employees information on the Facilities Master Plan effort and ask for their input on the facilities needs. Employees were invited to participate in the Community Survey.

School Site Involvement

Input meetings with the administrators, teachers and parents were conducted at each school site. If requested by the high school, a meeting with ASB students was additionally held. School site visits were conducted the months of November and December of 2017. Site investigation by the architects and engineers were performed in December 2017 and January 2018.

Dates of School Site Visits

School Site Needs and Plans

Elementary Schools

  • Cielo Vista
  • Cordillera
  • de Portola
  • Del Cerro Elementary School
  • Del Lago Elementary School
  • Foothill Ranch Elementary School
  • Ralph A. Gates Elementary School
  • Glen Yermo Elementary School
  • La Madera Elementary School
  • Lake Forest Elementary School
  • Linda Vista Elementary School
  • Lomarena Elementary School

Intermediate Schools

  • La Paz Intermediate School
  • Los Alisos Intermediate School
  • Rancho Santa Margarita Intermediat School
  • Serrano Intermediate School

High Schools

  • El Toro High School
  • Laguna Hills High School
  • Mission Viejo High School
  • Trabuco Hills High School

Alternative Schools

  • Esperanza Education Center
  • La Tierra Early Childhood Center
  • Silverado High School