Board of Education Policy 7000: Facilities Development Goals

A quality educational program can best function in an environment that is conducive to learning, supports and encourages excellence in teaching, and provides a safe and comfortable place for students and staff.

Accordingly, the Board of Education establishes the following goals for facilities development:

1. developing a long-range planning and evaluation program;

2. providing the necessary facilities needed to serve all students in the district;

3. providing appropriate facilities and equipment that will best support and accommodate the needs of a quality educational program;

4. designing and constructing all facilities with particular attention to safety, security, and appropriate lighting, heating, ventilation, acoustics, spatial factors and aesthetic appearance;

5. reducing formality and tension by eliminating the undesirable aspects of traditional institutional atmosphere and appearance, to the extent possible;

6. planning for flexible and adaptable school spaces through incorporation of features such as moveable walls and multi-purpose facilities, in order to best
accommodate present and future needs for instructional areas;

7. considering the adaptability of school facilities to community use; and

8. insuring that facilities and renovations comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Adopted: February 26, 1996