Long Range Facilities Advisory Committee (LRFAC)


The purpose of the committee is to develop recommendations for the APS Board of Education for an ongoing long range facility plan for Aurora Public Schools. Other charges may be periodically assigned by the APS Board of Education or the Superintendent of Schools. The committee is nonpartisan, nonpolitical and nonsectarian.


Committee members, appointed by the APS Board of Education, are composed of:

  • Patrons / parents of APS who are not employed by the district
  • APS teachers from the elementary, middle and high school levels
  • APS Support Services employees
  • APS site administrators
  • Local government representatives with planning/zoning background

LRFAC members are appointed by the APS Board of Education for two year terms and work with the assistance of a nonvoting staff director who assists in coordinating the work and preparing reports of the committee.

LRFAC and Blueprint APS

The LRFAC will be serving as a steering committee over Blueprint APS implementation. The LRFAC will oversee the work of seven Regional Design Teams (RDTs) and make recommendations to the Board of Education about repurposing and use of buildings. The LRFAC charge as part of Blueprint APS includes:

  • To monitor and advise Regional Design Teams as they evaluate regional strengths and areas of focus and as they make recommendations for use or repurposing of facilities;
  • To evaluate and coordinate the recommendations of the Regional Design Teams from a District perspective;
  • To analyze the feasibility of the Regional Design Teams' recommendations or other options as the Committee sees fit and to provide such analysis to the Board of Education and/or the District Leadership Team for consideration;
  • To hold the Regional Design Teams accountable to their scope of work within the Blueprint APS process; and
  • To make final recommendations to the Board of Education after consultation with the District Leadership Team.
  • Monthly meetings scheduled specifically for the Blueprint APS charge.

Learn more about Blueprint APS.

Interested in becoming an LRFAC member?

Current Members

District Patrons / Parents

Jane Barber

Margee Cannon

Leslie Slocum

Cathy Wildman

Charter Parent
Site Administrators
Brian Duwe
Principal, North Middle School
[email protected]
Dr. Teina L. McConnell
Director, Pickens Tech College
[email protected]
Kate Mullins
Executive Director, Vega Collegiate Academy
[email protected]
Teachers / Classified Staff

Bronwen Mize
Paris Elementary School
[email protected]

Holly Fields
Boston P-8
[email protected]

Corey Tonjes
Nutrition Services
[email protected]
Pending Board approval

Bruce Wilcox
Jewell Elementary School
[email protected]

Support Services

Marcus Harper
[email protected]

Josh Hensley

Natasha Suarez
[email protected]

Equity in Learning

Michael Bilyeu
[email protected]

Rachael Browning
[email protected]

Becky Hanley
[email protected]

Local Government BOE Liaisons

Daniel Krzyzanowski
City of Aurora Planning Dept.
[email protected]

Michael Carter
[email protected]

Stephanie Mason
[email protected]

Committee Liaisons

Luis Arroyo
Director, Maintenance & Operations
[email protected]

Jon Bradley
Bond Communication Specialist
[email protected]

Rebecca Herbst
Bond Consultant
[email protected]

Brett Johnson
Chief Financial Officer
[email protected]

Christie Imholt
Executive Director, District Policy & Strategy
[email protected]

Jens Kirkeby
Chief Technology Officer
[email protected]

Craig Lyle
Chief Operating Officer
[email protected]

Amy Spatz
Bond Consultant
[email protected]

Caleb Tobin
[email protected]
Mark Van Cleave
[email protected]
Marianne Sammons
[email protected]
Finance Representative HR Representative Office of Superintendent Representative
As Needed As Needed As Needed
LRFAC Secretary
Kathy Buckner
Phone: 303-326-2115 x28269
Email: [email protected]
Natasha Suarez, Backup Secretary


LRFAC Meetings

Meetings are typically held once a month on the third Wednesday at 6 p.m.. The meetings are held virtually unless otherwise specified. Please contact Kathy Buckner for additional details to join virtually.

LRFAC Meetings for the 2023-24 School Year:

  • Aug. 23. 2023
  • Sept. 27, 2023
  • Oct. 25, 2023
  • Dec. 13, 2023
  • Jan. 24, 2024
  • Feb. 28, 2024
  • March 27, 2024
  • April 24, 2024
  • May 22, 2024
  • June 26, 2024