In 2008, our team was enlisted by the District for facility assessments to judge whether the schools in the District aligned with the curriculum goals. Although many of the old schools were icons of the neighborhood, they were causing stress to both the budgets and academic programs of the District. After formulating a strategic plan for facility improvement, our team worked with all invested parties to identify the needs of the community as a whole. The master plan involved the renovation of two existing elementary schools, decommissioning of the existing Middle school and the building of a new middle school / high school campus. In this plan, chosen directly by voters, space was redistributed for increased efficiency of facility and curriculum and the ‘neighborhood school’ was maintained.