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7100 - Facilities Planning and Siting

The Board recognizes that careful, prudent planning is essential to the efficient operation of the schools.  In addition, planning for facilities is a requirement of the Interlocal Agreements for School Planning, Siting, and Concurrency between the Board and each local government.  All planning and siting must be grounded on accurate data and performed in accordance with the terms of the individual Interlocal Agreements.  In order to assure that future District construction supports the educational program and responds to future demand, the Board will prepare a District educational facilities work plan and will revise that plan periodically thereafter.  The plan shall be based upon a thorough analysis of local and regional demographic factors which influence general population growth and public school enrollments and will reflect the demand generated by residential developments approved through the concurrency management program.

In order to apprise the Board of the continuing relevance of the District educational facilities work plan, the Superintendent shall:

 A.       annually report to the Board on the number of resident students attending school, number of projected students, and/or number of student stations reserved through the school concurrency management system.

 B.      report to the Board on the student enrollment by grades regularly during the school year.

 C.      prepare student enrollment projections every year, and for the benefit of the Board, compare the actual enrollment figures to the previously projected figures to detect early any changes in enrollment trends.

 In planning for the enlargement or modification of its facilities, the Board shall consider not only the number of children whose educational needs must be met, but also the physical requirements of the program it deems best suited to meet those needs.  The District shall provide suitable accommodations to carry out the educational program of the school including provision for the disabled, pursuant to law and regulation.

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