The division of Planning & Design is focused primarily on the front end development of projects and programs. It consists of those functions which precede the construction or implementation stage of development. Programming identifies the problem, collects the data, performs the analysis and develops options and recommendations for solutions. It helps our school system to focus on the relationship of facilities within the context of k-12 education. It is here we work to establish and define the role facilities play in our master plan. While programming aids in establishing the facility related goals and works to clarify the visions and objectives, planning works on developing the solutions and strategies to address the issues. Planning establishes the scope, budgets, designs and other parameters for the effective and efficient implementation of facility related projects and/or programs.
Because accurate data is fundamental to the planning process, a large amount of planning activity is spent focused on facility related data collection, assessments and analysis. Various database programs are maintained, data is synthesized and information analysis is performed regularly and presentation type programs are often used to communicate the planning objectives.