The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education (DME) developed the DC Public Education Master Facilities Plan 2018 (MFP), a forward-looking, comprehensive study that provides the city, school leaders, stakeholders, and the community with the information needed to support current and future school facilities planning in Washington, DC. This report includes extensive information detailing facility utilization, facility condition assessments, facility modernization efforts, population forecasts, school-specific enrollment projections, and aspirational school enrollment plans that will allow stakeholders to better understand the current landscape of these facilities, as well as our public education facilities needs over the next decade. The analysis within the MFP will help the city to address the schools with over and under utilization, more efficiently prioritize and allocate capital funding, better utilize the DC Government’s real estate assets, and make better use of available resources in our growing public education system. Robust stakeholder engagement was an essential piece of the development of the MFP. The DME and its contractors met with parents, teachers, residents, and community leaders throughout the city through nine Districtwide community engagement meetings, a survey of over 500 public school parents, and d were surveyed to understand their priorities.
The DME contracted with AECOM, an organization with nationwide public education facilities planning experience, to produce the MFP. The DME released the report in November 2018.
- MFP 2018 Frequently Asked Questions
- Planning Actively for Education (PACE) Facilities Amendment Act of 2016
- October community engagement Slide Deck
- August feedback session Slide Deck
- August feedback survey
- April community engagement Slide Deck
- April community engagement Exercise English Spanish
- April community engagement questions & answers