Primero RE-2 School District completed a facility master plan identifying building deficiencies and learning space inadequacies while exploring potential improvements. With facilities that are not fully accessible to students with disabilities, out-of-date school security systems, site traffic and site safety inefficiencies, and learning areas that are unsupportive of 21st century learning models, the district prioritized their investment recommendation with a community committee.
The updates at Primero School, serving grades PK-12, reflect current teaching and learning principles while supporting community use and engagement. The school features flexible learning environments to support personalized learning that accommodates elementary and secondary grades through the application of “maker spaces” as well as project and large group gathering areas. Two technology-focused media centers, in lieu of a traditional library space, each focus on and support the different age ranges. The updates encourage external community use with improved security access that eases after hours use of a new wellness and fitness center.