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Petaluma City Schools |  BP  7110  Facilities

Facilities Master Plan   

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The Superintendent 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

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 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. School sites shall maintain a facilities committee that meets 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 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.

At least 45 days prior to completion of any facilities plan that relates to the potential expansion of existing school sites or the necessity to acquire additional school sites, the Superintendent or designee shall notify and provide copies of the plan or any relevant and available information to the planning commission or agency of the city or county with land use jurisdiction within the district. (Government Code 65352.2)

If the city or county commission or agency requests a meeting, the Superintendent or designee shall meet with them within 15 days following the notification. Items that the parties may discuss at the meeting include, but are not limited to, methods of coordinating planning with proposed revitalization efforts and recreation and park programs, options for new school sites, methods of maximizing the safety of persons traveling to and from the site, and opportunities for financial assistance. (Government Code 65352.2)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

16011 Long range comprehensive master plan

16322 Department of Education services

17017.5 Approval of applications for projects

17251 Powers and duties of CDE

17260-17268 Plans of schoolhouses

17280-17317 Field Act

17365-17374 Fitness for occupancy

17405 Relocatable structures; lease requirements

35275 New school planning; cooperation with recreation and park authorities

GOVERNMENT CODE

53090-53097.5 Regulation of local agencies by counties and cities

65352.2 Communicating and coordinating of school sites

65995.6 School facilities needs analysis

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

14001 Minimum standards

14030-14036 Standards, planning and approval of school facilities

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42

12101-12213 Americans with Disabilities Act

Management Resources:

WEB SITES

Office of Public School Construction: http://www.opsc.dgs.ca.gov

CDE, School Facilities Division: http://www.cde.ca.gov/facilities

Policy PETALUMA CITY SCHOOLS

adopted: June 25, 2002 Petaluma, California