The Beaverton School District has embraced the concept of "WE," meaning we will expect excellence, we will be collaborative, we will establish practices of equity, and we will be innovative. As we move forward with the implementation of our voter-approved construction bond program, we will commit to practices that support these four pillars. Toward that end, this educational specification, also referred to as the Ed Spec, has become an important process.
Never before in the history of the District has the focus on the educational program aspect been so broadly and purposefully considered at the beginning of a major construction program. For several months leading up to the bond, nearly 150 school and District staff, students, and design professionals collaborated to develop the standards that are included in this document.
While the Ed Spec will provide the equitable standard for physical characteristics in new and remodeled school construction designs, it will not remain a static document. Rather, improvements based on lessons learned will be incorporated as appropriate.
Thank you to everyone who has been involved in this important and exciting work.
Carl Mead, Ed.D., Deputy Superintendent for Teaching and Learning
Ron Porterfield, Deputy Superintendent for Operations and Support Services
Elementary School Ed Spec
Middle School Ed Spec
High School Ed Spec