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Atascadero USD |  BP  7110  Facilities

Facilities Master Plan   

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The Superintendent Principal or designee shall develop and maintain a master plan for district facilities. This plan shall describe the district's anticipated school facilities needs and priorities. It shall also identify funding sources and timelines for building. The plan shall be reviewed at regular intervals specified within the plan.

The plan shall be based on an assessment of the district's short- and long-term facility needs, giving consideration to:

1. Current and projected school enrollments for each grade level, based on residential housing growth patterns in accordance with city/county general plans and other demographic factors

2. The district's educational goals

(cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District)

3. Current and projected educational program requirements

4. Student safety and welfare

5. An evaluation of existing buildings and needs for modernization and renovation

(cf. 7111 - Evaluating Existing Buildings)

6. State planning standards and local zoning requirements

7. The community's social, economic and political characteristics

8. Estimated costs associated with meeting the district's facility needs

The Superintendent/Principal or designee shall ensure that staff, parents/ guardians, students, and business and community representatives are kept informed of the need for facilities construction or modernization. The Superintendent/Principal or designee shall also establish a facilities committee that shall meet at regular intervals in order to give community members opportunities to provide input into the planning process.

(cf. 1220 - Citizen Advisory Committees)

To ensure that proposed facilities conform with all state planning standards and local zoning requirements, the Superintendent/Principal or designee shall consult architectural and engineering firms, utility companies, local governmental and planning agencies, the county office of education, the California Department of Education, the Division of the State Architect and the Office of Public School Construction. Assistance from colleges and universities, planning laboratories and private consulting firms shall be authorized when necessary to augment district staff resources.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

17017.5 Approval of applications for projects

17251 CDE standards and advice

17260-17268 Plans of schoolhouses, especially:

17264 Plan requiring accommodation for child care programs

17280-17316 Approval of plans and supervision of construction

17365-17374 Fitness for occupancy

17405 Relocatable structures; lease requirements

35275 New school planning; cooperation with recreation and park authorities

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

14001 Minimum standards

14030-14036 Standards, planning and approval of school facilities

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42

12101 et seq. Americans with Disabilities Act

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 28

35 New construction or alteration of existing facilities

Policy ATASCADERO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: November 2, 1999 Atascadero, California