Educational and Facilities Planning

Long range planning integrates educational and facilities visioning to meet the emerging needs of our 21st century student population. Our district operates 13 school locations including seven elementary schools, one K-8 school, two middle schools, two high schools, and one alternative program site.

Preparing for the future of learning in Corvallis

We want to ensure that excellence in learning is realized by all of our students, both today and tomorrow. Our planning work will help us make sound investments, solve long-term challenges, and eventually transform an aging infrastructure to offer more innovative and equitable opportunities for all students.

In early 2016, an Innovation Team made up of educators and school administrators was convened by the superintendent. The team was asked to meet over the course of three months to envision what is possible for students as we prepare for a bright future. This team was invited to explore ways to:

  • Provide dynamic instruction to better equip students for success in a rapidly-changing world
  • Envision powerful learning environments to support 21st century skill development
  • Partner with the community and our higher education partners to ensure quality educational options
  • Leverage community assets to offer cogent student supports

Innovation Team activities included several meetings, a community “Future of Learning” Summit including parent and community representatives, a study tour of schools with innovative programming, and student focus groups. The culmination of that process was shared with the school board in a summary report, The Road Ahead. The following core values were articulated by the team and will be used as the district embarks upon a facilities planning process in 2017. The core values include real-world learning, diversity and inclusion, community, relationships and collaboration, and adaptability as represented by the designs below.


2017 Facility Planning Committee

More than 50 people applied to serve on the district’s Facilities Planning Committee. A selection committee reviewed and recommended individuals for appointment. Committee members represent a cross section of parents, staff, community members and students. Thank you to all that applied and to those who have accepted the invitation to serve on this important committee. Superintendent Ryan Noss appointed the following individuals:

Kevin Balzer – Parent Rep (Adams)

Ana Bechtel – Student Rep (Corvallis High)

Katy Blye – Parent Rep (Lincoln)

Avery Briggs – Parent Rep (Wilson)

Ashley Cross – Parent Rep (Mt View)

Bill Dougherty –Parent Rep (Linus Pauling)

Andrew Foster – OSU Foundation

Catherine Law – Parent Rep (Corvallis High), Community (OSU Stem Academy)

Carlos Lopez – Parent Rep (Franklin)

Stephanie Mehlenbacher – Garfield Neighborhood Association

James Mellein – City of Corvallis Parks & Recreation

Rocio Muñoz – Parent Rep (Garfield)

Asha Pantula – Student Rep (Crescent Valley)

Jennifer Richmond – Parent Rep (Jefferson)

Kevin Russell – City of Corvallis Community Development

Michael Schweizer – Community, architect (retired)

Adam Steele – City of Corvallis Public Works

KC Stewart – Parent Rep (Jefferson & Linus Pauling)

Feliciana Torres – Parent Rep (Lincoln), CSD Spanish Advisory Group

Michael Unsworth – Parent Rep (Crescent Valley)

Gordon Zimmerman – Community (Citizens Bank), Parent Rep (Hoover)

Staff Committee members:

Byron Bethards* – Principal (Adams Elementary School)

Darren Bland* – Principal (Cheldelin Middle School)

Jared Callis – Math teacher (Cheldelin)

Paul Jennison – HVAC Technician (District Office- Facilities Department)

Adam Kirsch – Science teacher (Crescent Valley)

Melissa Miller – Educational Assistant (Hoover)           

Shahnaz Sahnow* – RTI teacher (Lincoln)

Eric Wright* – Alternative Pathways Coordinator (Harding Center)

Elizabeth Wyatt – Manager (CSD Theaters)

*denotes Innovation Team Members



2017 Steering Committee

This team includes the superintendent and other key school district leaders and support personnel. Team members include Superintendent Ryan Noss, Assistant Superintendent Kevin Bogatin, Finance Director Olivia Meyers Buch, Facilities and Transportation Director Kim Patten, Teaching and Learning Coordinators Rynda Gregory and Amy Lesan, and Communications Coordinator Brenda Downum. Board member liaisons include Board Chair Alexis McQuillan, Scott Newsham, and Tom Sauret.

This committee helps shape the planning process and provides parameters, guidance, course corrections as long range facilities projects proceed.