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7100 - Facilities Planning

The Board of Education recognizes that careful, prudent planning is essential to the efficient operation of the schools and that planning must be grounded on accurate data. In order to assure that future District construction supports the  educational program and responds to community needs, the Board will prepare a capital construction plan and will revise that plan periodically thereafter. The plan shall include a thorough description and analysis of local and regional  demographic factors which influence general population growth and public school enrollments.  In order to apprise the Board of the continuing relevance of the Board's capital construction plan, the Superintendent shall:

    A. Annually report to the Board on the number of resident students attending school;

    B. Report to the Board on the enrollment by grades during the school year annually;

    C. Conduct a "kindergarten census" each spring of the number of students who will be enrolled in
        the District schools in September and report the results to the Board.

Information gathered in the conduct of the census shall include the age, gender, race, and location of each child between the ages of birth and nineteen (19) in this District.

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. Each school building and site shall provide suitable accommodations to carry out the educational program of the school including provision for the disabled, pursuant to law and regulation.

        Approved/Adopted: July 13, 2009
Sharon Weinstock,
Aug 9, 2011, 1:40 PM