LONG-RANGE PLANNING FOR FACILITIES
Center Grove’s Board of School Trustees approved in May 2015 a revised vision for our school corporation. It states “All students receive an exceptional educational experience”. We will provide students with that experience by focusing not just on what they’re learning and how they’re learning, but also where they’re learning.
In 2012, the Learning Environment Committee of Center Grove’s Strategic Planning Committee determined a full evaluation was needed of Center Grove facilities. That assessment, available at this link, provided recommendations for priorities related to safety, security, and accessibility issues and educational and capacity issues. From those recommendations, the district initiated on the $42 million Safety, Security, and Stewardship construction project in 2013. The project’s mission is to align the learning environments and security of all Center Grove schools to the same high standards. As of August 2015, the Safety, Security, and Stewardship project is at a mid-point at Center Grove High School and nearing completion at Center Grove Elementary and North Grove Elementary. (You can see more information via the tab at the top of this page.)
Since then, Center Grove has renovated the old transportation building to create a new Technology Center. This change allowed us to bring all of our Technology staff together for the first time, which improves efficiency and frees up three classrooms at Center Grove High School. We also opened the Bright Beginnings Early Learning Center, a preschool and child care center for our staff members. We are proud of our investments to attract and retain the best possible staff.
In 2016, Center Grove opened the Innovation Center, as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) lab and learning space, on the main campus (near Center Grove H.S.). This center will serve as a resource for students in grades K-12. The district is also constructing a Student Activity Center addition to Center Grove High School to support student athletes, dance teams, color guard, robotics, and other clubs and groups.In November 2016, the Center Grove Board of School Trustees approved a plan to build a new elementary school to be located on Morgantown Road, south of State Road 144. Growth in the southern half of the district has filled all elementary schools to near capacity. That building is scheduled to open in time for the 2019-2020 school year.These projects have not increased the tax rate for White River Township residents.
You can read more about all of these projects, including the Student Activity Center and new elementary school via the provided links. You can also see a timeline of the major facilities projects through the years via the timeline tab. We welcome your feedback on any and all of our facilities projects at this link.