Facilities Advisory Committee

The Superintendent’s Facilities Advisory Committee provides recommendations to Des Moines Public Schools on priorities for how the district makes the best use of the state-wide sales tax for school infrastructure projects, along with other facility-related issues.

Areas identified by the committee as top priorities for school renovations include:

  • Safety and security
  • Replacement of obsolete, inefficient, or worn-out equipment or systems
  • Money saving strategies
  • Improvements to buildings which have not received major improvements
  • Technology infrastructure upgrades
  • Improvements to enhance research-based student achievement
  • Ability to adjust to educational program changes

The committee will begin meeting in January 2012 to review district boundaries and explore grade configuration options.

Current members of committee are:

  • Marvin Alexander
  • Kris Cooper
  • Joel Doyle
  • Jeff Hall
  • Cynthia Hunafa
  • Mary Lynne Jones
  • Ed Linebach
  • Meredith Mauro
  • Brian Millard
  • Susie Rider