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Facilities Master Plan

Creating a long-term vision for our public school facilities

After a twelve-month process, the Canton School Committee approved a new Facilities Master Plan in September, 2017. Involved in the plan's creation were parents, educators, School Committee members, and CPS Administrators. The design and architecture firm, Dore & Whittier, served as our planning partners and wrote the final plan.

The Facilities Master Plan describes the work needed over the next thirty years if our facilities are to support an educational program that is well-aligned with our educational vision.

The plan includes four main sections:

  1. an assessment of the district’s facilities;
  2. an analysis of our existing educational program, along with  a visioning of the educational program we hope for in the future;
  3. an outline of possible facilities solutions, with cost estimates, that would bring the district’s facilities into alignment with its envisioned educational program, and
  4. a final recommendation (Option 5B.1) presented to the School Committee.

Dore & Whitter Master Plan - Final

D&W final presentation on Facilities Master Plan to School Committee, 9/7/17

Preferred Option 5B.1

Twenty possible options emerged during the Facilities Master Plan development process; Option 5B.1 was the working group’s clear preference. Click below for two documents that provide both an overview and greater detail of this option.


FMP Planning Process 2016-17

D&W: Next Generation Facilities slides

D&W: Next Generation Education slides

SC presentation, 6/8/17

SC presentation, 3/23/17

McKibben CPS Demographic Forecast, 2017-2027


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