RETIREMENT OF FACILITIES
A school will
be considered for a comprehensive closing study if any of the following
- The school building is
inadequate by virtue of age, condition, size of site, or other
overriding limitations and cannot reasonably and economically be brought
up to the current educational standards.
- The school has been
substantially under capacity for a two-year period and is projected to
remain so. "Substantially
under capacity" is the difference between program capacity and
student membership such that the students in that grouping could be
housed in one school less.
(Instructional programs drawing the majority of students from
outside of the regular boundary area of the group of schools will not be
considered for this purpose).
for local community students will be the primary function of a school,
unusual circumstances may prevail which will require alternate use of a
particular location or building. A closing study of such a school may be authorized
by the Board.
study will include direct involvement by those communities considered in the
study and will be concerned with the following factors:
- Review of the in-depth
demographic studies and grouping, and consideration of alternatives.
- Age and current physical
condition of the building, its operating systems and program facilities.
- Adequacy of site,
location, access, surrounding development, traffic patterns, and other
- Reassignment of children,
including alternative plans, according to the Board policy.
- Transportation factors
including numbers of children bused, time distance, and safety.
- Alternate uses of the
- Continuity of
instructional and community programs.
Adoption Date: April 8, 1993
Board Review: April 9, 2009