Facilities Committee

Purpose of Committee

The Facilities Committee was established by the Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School Board of Trustees during the 2013-2014 school year. 

The purpose of this committee is to support the Administration’s and the Board of Trustees’ efforts in addressing the facilities needs to accommodate enrollment and academic programming. 

At the time, this was to include research, planning, negotiation and coordination of any facilities. The facilities committee was to investigate both short term (1-5 years) and longer term (5-10 years) needs within LVA’s lease commitment and investigate alternative solutions for our facilities.  


Committee Membership 

The Board of Trustees and Administration is looking for stakeholders to commit to a minimum of 2-4 years to assist in the overall leadership, guidance and planning of any future facilities. 
Members of this committee should include someone from each stakeholder group: Board of Trustees, Administration, Faculty, Staff, Students, Parents and Community members.
This standing committee will meet monthly with the possibility of coordinating additional meetings with Architects, Engineers, Design teams and steering groups with the goal of completing a 5 year Facilities Project. The plan for the project will be based on needs of the IB programme, curriculum, enrollment and input from the stakeholders.

If you are interested in being considered to sit on this Committee, please send an email to h.parkinson@lvacademy.org  stating your interest.

Design Teams

Examples of some of the teams that may be involved in the process:

Core Team – directs, designs and reports to the BOT
Design Steering Team (DST) – school level leadership providing input to Core Team
Campus Design Teams – team meetings with extensive community and stakeholder involvement and engagement
Small Learning Communities (SLC) Design Teams – select focus groups provide input on design and operation of academic areas
Environment  & Well Building Design – leadership in energy & environmental design and standards to maximize the health & wellness benefits of the design