Explore Manistee Area Publics Schools facilities planning history to gain a clear understanding of where we have come from and how to inform consideration for our future.
REVIEW OF THE LAST 20 YEARS
Frequently Asked Questions
I thought taxpayers voted to pay for the removal of the old high school, why wasn’t the building torn down?
As you will see on our Facilities History timeline, the removal of the 1927 High School building was included in bond proposals in June of 1997, June of 1998, and August of 2011. All 3 of these bond proposals failed. The bond proposal that was passed in September of 1999, did not include the removal of this building.
What are the long-term maintenance needs for current assets?
In an assessment of the district facilities of Manistee Area Public Schools, the following projections were outlined by The Christman Company regarding facilities expenditures over the next 20 years.
High School & Aquatics
1-3 years (w/indirects)
4-10 years (w/indirects)
ExteriorEnclosure =Window,Doors, Roof,Exterior Walls
Infrastructure = Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing
Interiors = Interior Finishes, Interior Construction
Safety & Security = Secure Entrances
Site = Parking, Pedestrian Access, Athletics
How is the MAPS district addressing SWOT results?
MAPS is focused on optimizing student success, is paying attention to the input from our internal and external stakeholders, and has deployed improvement strategies many areas:
- Recruited a dedicated Curriculum Director in 2019.
- Developed a professional learning community, which engages a group of educators to share expertise and works collaboratively to improve teaching skills and the academic performance of students.
- Continued efforts are being made in assessing student progress through work with the NWEA and incorporating data gathered into the creation of student focused solutions for optimizing instruction.
- Created the Student Safety Advisory Committee (SSAC) a community-based safety initiative team to research, devise, and inform the Board of Education regarding initiatives to improve safety.
- Identified, applied for, and was awarded grant dollars to improve safety features of district assets. Additional opportunities are being continually sought.
- Participating regularly in collaborative safety efforts with local law enforcement and neighboring districts to streamline response procedures
- Leading student group initiatives focused on improved internal culture and positive decision making.
- Ongoing participation of administration, staff, and students in local efforts and training for safety awareness initiatives.
- Implemented outreach effort with internal and external stakeholders to better understand the perception, concerns, and desires of our community.
- Assembled a staff leadership committee to lead internal culture development and proliferation.
- Launched a new website focused on improvement of communication and robust and easily accessible resources.
- Engaging in discussion with internal and external stakeholders to identify a 20-year vision for district facilities plan.
- Identifying potential bond initiative to fund highest priority facilities needs.
- Outlining 20-year strategy for maintaining existing district assets.
- Maintaining the integrity of the operating budget while making infrastructure improvements for creatingsafe, secure, healthy and energy-efficient school in partnership with Honeywell Initiatives.