The Facilities Master Plan (FMP) - 2002-2014 - was developed jointly by CPS and the Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC), the state agency directing a statewide campaign to upgrade all Ohio school buildings. The state contributed about 23 percent of CPS' eligible cost. Much of the remaining cost was funded by a $480-million school-construction bond issue approved by voters in May 2003, plus money from other local and state sources.
A vital component of the Facilities Master Plan was the goal of building enough quality classrooms to serve all CPS students without creating costly extra space.
The plan was designed as a flexible document in terms of the final building count, with enrollment projections playing a key role in determining the number of schools CPS will operate by the plan's finish.