Process Continues on Facilities

The Hawthorn Board of Education conducted a work session this week to set parameters for the scope and process of architectural work to resolve current and future space constraints on its six school buildings.

To deal with overcrowding, the Board of Education agreed to have its architect, DLR Group, of Chicago, consider new construction options and reconfiguring existing school space. Members agreed that the student teacher ratio goal should be 25:1 per classroom, which is the current number the district uses.

Board members felt strongly that curriculum and the use of technology should inform how teachers use space in schools. With that agreed upon, on Monday, April 25, the board is expected to review architectural costs for developing a Hawthorn Master Facility Plan. That 7 p.m. meeting will take place at Hawthorn Middle School North. Please click here to read more about the plan.