Comprehensive Facilities Master Plan

The Vision

The Comprehensive Facilities Master Plan (CFMP) process is an opportunity for us, as a community, to think about and help design the future of schools for the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District.  What a privilege and opportunity we have before us. We are adapting and accelerating at paces never before seen in technology, architecture, workforce and education. The conversation about the future of schools is happening all around us and we want our students, families and community to be part of the conversation with us.

From conversations about meeting current capacity needs to designing future ready learning methods and environments, it’s important that we listen to our community.  It’s important also that we use our instructional compass to guide us through the conversation. The instructional compass highlights collaboration, culture, communication, critical thinking, equity, well being, achievement, authenticity and choice - all with students at the center.

Our priority - set forth by the Lee's Summit R-7 Board of Education - is to “ensure equitable access to future-ready learning environments by further engaging stakeholders in the development of the district’s Comprehensive Facilities Master Plan, aligning fiscal resources and adjusting school boundaries to meet the instructional programming and facility needs of all pre-K-12 students.”

As we embark upon this CFMP process, we will collaborate with our community to seek input and feedback to help us deliver our continual quality of education while offering school spaces that reflect the future of learning in the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District.

Track our Progress

Here you will find updates on our CFMP process through presentation materials, possible design renderings and recommendations throughout the online surveys and engagement series.

Aug 2018

Communication and Community Engagement

Hard copies of CFMP informational materials distributed to schools and the CFMP website is launched. All are invited to three separate multiple-night community engagement series meetings at our high schools, spanning September through November 2018.

Dec 2018

Board of Education approves boundary adjustments and CFMP Phase II recommendations

At their regularly scheduled meeting, the LSR7 Board of Education votes to move forward with boundary adjustments, effective for the 2019-2020 school year and CFMP Phase II recommendations.

Jan 2019

CFMP Phase II planning and research begins

Please click here for the CFMP Phase II presentation given at the Board of Education work session on June 17, 2019.

Aug 2019

Board of Education approves 2019-2020 Priorities

The LSR7 Board of Education approved priorities for 2019-2020, including Board Priority 2: Ensure equitable access to future ready learning environments by further engaging stakeholders in the continued implementation of the Comprehensive Facility Master Plan by identifying preK-12 facility projects in anticipation of an April 2020 no-tax-increase bond issue.

Oct 2019

Board of Education votes to proceed with 6-8 middle school environment

The Board of Education votes to proceed with moving sixth grade students to the middle school environment, beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, in conjunction with proposed facility projects.

Jan 2020

Board of Education approves placement of no tax rate increase bond issue on April 7, 2020 ballot

On January 23, 2020, at its regularly scheduled meeting, the Board of Education voted to approve placement of a $224 million no tax rate increase bond issue on April 7, 2020 ballot.

Our Partners in the Process

DLR Group

DLR Group is a global design firm specializing in purposeful, sustainable architecture. Their award-winning portfolio includes the Missouri Innovation Campus, which houses LSR7’s Summit Technology Academy.

DLR approaches educational design thoughtfully and holistically. Using survey data, pedagogical research, and community engagement, they create adaptable, budget-conscious spaces reflective of today’s collaborative, forward-thinking learning models.

DLR’s local office is in Overland Park, Kansas. For more information, please visit their website:

Gould Evans

Gould Evans, with DLR Group, designed the Missouri Innovation Campus. They spent time talking with teachers, students, and community members to learn the needs and goals of Lee’s Summit stakeholders. The Gould Evans team then collaborated with successful corporate models to embody the forward-thinking, real-world educational mission of the Lee’s Summit School District.

For more information about Gould Evans, please visit their website:

LINK Strategic Partners

LINK Strategic Partners is a national strategic communications and stakeholder engagement firm. By understanding and respecting the communities in which they operate, they help clients create and apply the right tools and strategies to translate challenges into opportunities for hyperlocal success.

They provide high-touch and high-tech expertise and personalized assistance in public and media relations, marketing and communications, community relations, branding, online engagement, digital strategy, event management, and creative services for corporate, government, nonprofit, and association clients.

For more information about LINK, please visit their website:

Downloadable Information

How can I engage further in the #R7FutureReady planning process?

There are several ways to get involved! District-wide community meetings will run throughout the fall semester. If you cannot join us at our meetings, there are other opportunities to participate. Complete our online surveys and engage with us on social media using #R7FutureReady. You can also send questions or feedback to or call us at 816.986.1000.

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