Educational Benefits

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STREAM, Innovation Centers, Fine and Performing Arts, and Specialized Spaces

Both the Franklin Regional Primary (K-2) and Intermediate (3-5) schools will be designed to support STREAM (science, technology, research, engineering, arts, and mathematics) education. STREAM Classrooms, Innovation Centers, and environmental areas will better enable teachers in all content areas to provide our students with engaging hands-on and minds-on activities. These specially designed spaces will appropriately replicate how students will collaborate, work, and learn in the future.

Both elementary facilities will also feature dedicated spaces designed to support the creative, performing, and visual arts. In addition, each building will provide a larger performance venue that will accommodate public performances. Through strategic and creative design, the spaces will also support multi-class academic learning experiences, academic competitions, community gatherings, and other school and community-related events.

In addition to various special education services (learning support, life skills autistic support, etc.), modern schools are now also charged with providing other critical services such as school counseling, English Language Learner programs, gifted education, mental health services, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and Title I Services. The newly renovated and constructed elementary buildings will provide spaces optimally designed to support the educational needs of ALL students. These locations will house equipment or resources that meet the specific learning needs of our students who face learning challenges or barriers to success.

In addition to creating specialized space for the delivery of these critical services, the design of the buildings also offers new logistical benefit to our students and staff. These specialized educational support classrooms and instructional extension areas will be located in close proximity to each respective grade level. Thereby, this strategic design will increase instructional time and efficiency by reducing the need for students to travel to remote locations in the school building for the purpose of receiving services.

These facility capabilities essentially do not exist or are limited in the current elementary buildings.