The states have a significant and growing role

in helping local districts provide high-quality and equitable public education. The public demands - and students, teachers and communities require - school facilities that are healthy and safe and that support both student learning and community use. School buildings and grounds are also required to be energy efficient and incorporate environmentally sustainable features. The public insists that school facilities be built and maintained with practicality and financial prudency.


National Council Adopts Definitions for Key Facilities Data Elements (12/2015)


Research the Conditions of Our Nation's School Infrastructure

The 2016 State of the Schools Report  provides a state and national analysis of 20 years of maintenance and operations spending and capital construction investments on our nation's public school facilities. Aditionally, an infographic  was created to visually present the nation's PK-12 school infrastructure conditions.

The 2013 Report Card on America's Infrastructure - Schools, prepared by the American Society of Civil Engineers, gave our nation's school infrastructure a D grade. Learn why our school buildings scored so low.

Learn More about U.S. States Capital Outlay

State Capital Spending on PK-12 School Facilities, prepared by the 21st Century School Fund, examines each U.S. state's capital outlay from 2005-2008 for elementary and secondary public education facility construction and modernization.

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