Saddleback Valley Unified School District

Saddleback Mountains overlooking RSM Lake

Facilities Master Plan 2019

Saddleback Valley Unified School District (SVUSD) recognizes that when it comes to educating our children, facilities matter. It is for this reason that the District undertook a facilities master planning effort 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 was integrated in the Facilities Master Plan process. Input from our stakeholders included: Surveys, Site Meetings, Community Meetings and Board Workshops.

 

Complete Facilities Master Plan

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 facilities 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, administrator and 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 2019 and identify actions needed to continue our facilities improvements.

Committee Meetings were held.

  • March 6, 2019
  • January 24, 2018
  • December 13, 2017

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

Stella Escario-Doiron
- Chief of FMOCT, SVUSD

Mark Tettemer
- Mayor, 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

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  • June 5, 2019 at Valencia Elementary School
  • April 24, 2019 at La Paz Intermediate School
  • March 21, 2019 at Laguna Hills High School
  • March 20, 2019 at Trabuco Hills High School
  • March 19, 2019 at El Toro High School
  • March 18, 2019 at Mission Viejo High School
  • March 14, 2019 at Cielo Vista Elementary School
  • March 13, 2019 at Robinson Elementary School
  • March 13, 2019 at Glen Yermo Elementary School
  • March 13, 2019 at de Portola Elementary School
  • March 12, 2019 at Serrano Intermediate School
  • March 12, 2019 at Montevideo Elementary School
  • March 11, 2019 at Valencia Elementary School
  • March 11, 2019 at Silverado High School
  • March 11, 2019 at Laguna Hills High School
  • March 8, 2019 at La Madera Elementary School
  • March 7, 2019 at San Joaquin Elementary School
  • March 7, 2019 at Robinson Elementary School
  • March 6, 2019 at Los Alisos Intermediate School
  • March 6, 2019 at Melinda Heights Elementary School
  • March 5, 2019 at Glen Yermo Elementary School
  • March 5, 2019 at Linda Vista Elementary School
  • March 5, 2019 at Rancho Santa Margarita Intermediate School
  • March 4, 2019 at Rancho Santa Margarita Intermediate School
  • March 4, 2019 at Mission Viejo High School
  • March 4, 2019 at Laguna Hills High School
  • February 21, 2019 at Olivewood Elementary School
  • February 20, 2019 at Lomarena Elementary School
  • February 20, 2019 at Rancho Canada Elementary School
  • February 20, 2019 at Cordillera Elementary School
  • February 20, 2019 at Foothill Ranch Elementary School
  • February 19, 2019 at Del Lago Elementary School
  • February 19, 2019 at Trabuco Elementary School
  • February 19, 2019 at Trabuco Mesa Elementary School
  • February 14, 2019 at Santiago Elementary School
  • February 13, 2019 at Del Lago Elementary School
  • February 12, 2019 at Gates Elementary School
  • February 11, 2019 at Esperanza School
  • February 11, 2019 at Trabuco Hills High School
  • February 11, 2019 at El Toro High School
  • February 7, 2019 at Portola Hills High School
  • February 6, 2019 at Del Cerro Elementary School
  • February 5, 2019 at de Portola Elementary School
  • January 23, 2019 at Lake Forest Elementary School
  • December 20, 2017 at Rancho Santa Margarita Intermediate School
  • December 13, 2017 at Trabuco Hills High School
  • November 28, 2017 at El Toro High School
  • November 16, 2017 at Mission Viejo High School
  • November 13, 2017 at Laguna Hills High 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

Community meetings were held starting in November 2017 through March 2019 to present information to the community regarding the Facilities Master Plan process, the District’s educational vision, and the needs identified.  The following provides the meeting presentations:

 

District Office Involvement

Meetings were held at the Saddleback Valley 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.

Additional meetings were held with the Maintenance and Operations Department to solicit input on improvements needed at the site and collect information regarding District standards and deferred maintenance projects.

 

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.

Follow-up meetings were held at every school from January to April 2019.  Each school site and building was reviewed by Facilities Planning with the school administrator for improvements needed.  Modifications to the needs assessments were made after administrator input and meetings were set to invite staff, teachers and parents to review needs assessments and the cost estimates.  Additional modification were made based on final site meetings.

Dates of School Site Visits

 

 

 

School Site Needs and Plans