FA - Facilities Development

File:  FA






            Any educational program is influenced greatly by the environment within which it functions. The development of a quality educational program and school facilities which help to implement it must go hand in hand.


            The School Board's goal is to provide facilities of the kind and size that will best support and accommodate the division's educational program and the number of students enrolled.


            The School Board will constantly strive to provide new and remodeled facilities that will offer the best possible physical environment for learning and teaching.


The Board aims specifically toward:


1.         New buildings and renovations that will accommodate and facilitate those new organizational and instructional patterns that support the division's educational philosophy and instructional goals.


2.         Meeting all safety requirements through the remodeling of older structures.


3.         Providing such building renovations as needed to meet requirements on the availability of public school facilities to disabled persons.


4.         Building design and construction that will lend themselves to low maintenance costs and the conservation of energy. These two factors will also be given special consideration in the renovation of buildings.


5.         Decisions pertaining to educational specifications of new buildings and those undergoing extensive remodeling will be developed and with the viewpoints of teachers, students, and the community considered. 


Adopted:        08/23/04





Legal Refs:           Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, §§ 22.1-78, 22.1-79 (3), and 22.1-253.13:6.B.



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