The board believes that any educational program is influenced by the environment within which it functions. The development of a quality educational program and school facilities which help to implement it must go hand in hand.
Therefore, it is the board's goal to provide the facilities needed for the number of students in the district, and to provide the kind of facilities that will best support and accommodate the educational program.
In planning facilities, the board recognizes that capital outlay funds are limited, and that it must establish priorities in order to make the best use of the school building dollar. The board's first objective shall be to develop a plan which eliminates overcrowding. Whenever possible, the cultural as well as educational needs of the community shall be considered in planning for facilities.
Architects employed by the board are expected to plan for sound economics, including low, long-range maintenance costs, efficiency in energy needs, low insurance rates, high educational utility and flexibility.
ADOPTED: October 9, 1984
REVIEWED: March 10, 1992
REVIEWED AND APPROVED: March 14, 2006