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Facility Visioning

Facility Improvement Work


The McPherson USD 418 is in the process of reviewing the district’s facilities needs and formulating agreed upon solutions.  Two Visioning Groups have been established to review district needs, explore options and develop a recommendation to present to the Board of Education.  The Community Visioning Group is composed of a cross-section of individuals from the McPherson community, while the Staff Visioning Group is composed of school district employees.


Community Visioning Group

Dave Barrett

Brad Bengtson

Chet Buchman

Ben Coffey

Dani Crist

Neisha Dahlstrom

Andy Elliott

David Ferrell

Olivia Fetsch

Becky Goss

Nick Gregory

Ransom Hawthrone
Corey Hoover

Aaron Hoxie

Brian Lopata

Josh Martinson

Brian Meeks

Kasi Morales

Matt Morrow

Gwyn Muto

Jaymie Rothrock

Anna Ruxlow

Jay Pavlik

Renata Prose

Natasha Pyle

Leroy Schmidt

Allan Sents

Carol Swenson

Carma Wall

Katie Walters

Robin Werth


Staff Visioning Group

Building Certified Classified Administrators Students
Eisenhower Kellea Martens Jody Unruh    
Lincoln Brittney Jennings Kristine Pister Cody Rierson  
Roosevelt Carla Neufeld Missy Bretches    
Washington Andrea Kaufman Natasha Frank    
Middle School
Sarah Hendricks
Jason Fish
Grant Myers
Deb Busse Brandon Simmelink  
High School
Alice Toews
Chris Strathman
Austin Russell
Steve Lies Shane Backhus
Sam Becker (9th)
Emma Stein (9th)
Sydney Achills (10th)
Brady Harms (10th)
Central Office   Marlane Shandy Sheldon Anderson  
TOTAL 10 7 4 4


The district is partnering with the DLR Group architectural firm and Hutton Construction to facilitate these Visioning Groups and develop a plan for improvement.  This plan will be presented to the board prior to the end of the current school year. 


Following is the meeting schedule for these Visioning Groups.  Click on the session title to see the presentation for each meeting.

October 30 Engage—Introduce Visioning and Guiding Principles
November 11 Collect/Analyze—Review district conditions, share perceptions, discuss
December 4 Discover & Dream—Divergent thinking/share possibilities
January 8 Discover & Dream—Convergent research based design exploration
February 5 Define & Imagine—Identify scope of work, potential costs and priorities
March 4 Refine—Finalize scope of work and costs to recommend to Board


Prior to beginning this work, the district engaged the architectural firm on Kraybill and Associates to conduct a comprehensive review and analysis of USD 418 facilities.  Below are reports for each building