Lake Forest High School

Planning for the Future - A Comprehensive Assessment

Lake Forest High School is in the process of conducting a comprehensive assessment of its school facilities. This thorough review, which includes both a Health and Life Safety evaluation and a Master Plan, will allow our school and communities to thoughtfully plan for the future. The review is focused on ensuring funds are allocated effectively and that our facilities are maintained and improved in a cost-efficient manner to support future ready learning.

What is a Master Plan?

A Master Plan is a living document that outlines a long-term strategy, or roadmap, for future planning. The Health and Life Safety evaluation identifies and quantifies required health and life safety expenditures, while the Master Plan outlines anticipated ongoing maintenance, opportunities for improving facility performance, and important elements to enhance our students’ learning environments. Both will be analyzed with a commitment to the intelligent and efficient use of our communities’ resources.

Why Now?

To meet State of Illinois requirements, LFHS is currently conducting a 10-Year Health and Life Safety evaluation. The state mandates that architects and engineers must perform this critical assessment. Coupling these two processes, the Health and Life Safety evaluation and a Master Plan, is cost effective and ensures proactive rather than reactive planning for the future.

How Does the Community Get Involved?

We are at an information gathering stage and the communities’ ideas and priorities are essential as we develop a Master Plan for the future of Lake Forest High School.

We are in the process of updating this page to post information from last night's Open House. Please check back to view a video of the Open House presentation and materials, and submit your ideas and priorities electronically.


Next Steps

  • After March 4

    Open House videos and presentation information posted

  • March 9: Board of Education Meeting
    Update on Community Open House
  • March-April: Review/revise plan
    Facilities Oversight Committee
  • April 13: Board of Education Meeting
    Initial Recommendations from the Oversight Committee, Health and Life Safety Report
  • May 11: Board of Education Meeting
    Final Report and Recommendations from the Oversight Committee

Board of Education Monthly Meetings are held at LFHS West Campus, 300 S.Waukegan, at 7:00 pm

How Do I Stay Informed?

Board of Education packets, agendas, meeting archives, and videos are posted on the LFHS website, under the Board of Education tab. We encourage all interested parties to subscribe to the Board Meeting Highlights, a monthly e-newsletter that summarizes discussions, and links videos from Board of Education meetings. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.