Prince George's County Public Schools, MD, Educational Specifications - Elementary Schools 2015

Educational specifications serve as the link between the educational program and school facilities, whether contemplating a new building, or assessing the educational adequacy of an existing building prior to renovation. The purpose of educational specifications is to clearly describe the various learning activities to be housed in the school, their spatial requirements, appropriate locations within the building or the site and any special requirements that a designer or a facility planner would need to consider. It is important that all educational specifications attempt to:

  • Involve educators and community representatives in the definition of educational needs;

  • Enable school planners to better understand the purposes of the facility;

  • Help the designers to create a building that fits the educational program and needs of the building occupants or users, and;

  • Eliminate oversights that are expensive to correct once construction is complete.

A well-prepared educational specification is an integral part in the creation of a building that enhances the learning environment, accommodates learning activities, and provides pleasant surroundings for occupants and visitors. A poorly developed educational specification generally results in a mediocre facility, or one that is marginally functional for education. Download Plan

Long Beach Unified School District, CA, High School Educational Specifications 2008

This High School Educational Specification is a critical component of the Long Beach Unified School District Facility Master Plan. An Educational Specification outlines essential educational concepts and detailed facility needs. It includes considerations of community values, current and future instructional strategies, impact of technology on education, and cost constraints. Download Plan

Lake Washington School District, WA, Educational Specifications 2013

The purpose of educational specifications is to provide guidelines for planning educational facilities. It is a document that provides guidelines for the design of a school building, connecting a school district’s educational philosophy with the built environment (site and building). The Lake Washington School District educational specifications are divided into separate components: a vision description and a performance-based specification. Both components are applicable to any major school construction project - whether the project is a modernization, a replacement or a new school. The vision description and performance-based specification are the baseline for the design of the new and the replacement projects included the 2014 bond. The education specification is intended to be an eight-year document, and will be updated again in 2020-2021. The Educational Specifications define the program elements for a typical school at each specific level, but other optional programs, such as preschool or some special services elements, can be “plugged in” as is appropriate for individual schools. Download Plan

Beaverton School District, OR, Educational Specifications - Elementary Schools 2014

In 2013, Beaverton School District (BSD) embarked on a process of development of new Educational Specifications (Ed Specs) for the planning and design of future school projects. An Educational Specification is a document facility planners, architects and engineers use to develop, plan and design new schools or modernize existing ones. Ed Specs describe the facility vision, spaces, relationships between spaces and specific physical characteristics of each space in a new or modernized school. The basis of the Ed Spec is the educational program. Educational programs require space which needs to be configured with certain physical attributes and characteristics. In essence, the shape and nature of place supports educational programs. Without a place to teach and careful consideration of a school’s educational needs, learning is impacted. Effective school facility planning is characterized by extensive input, research-based analysis of educational trends and conditions, and documentation of building user needs. Download Plan

Austin Independent School District, TX, Elementary School Educational Specifications 2014

This educational specifications document focuses on five major concepts that support and contribute to successful learning in prekindergarten (pre-K) through grade 12: curriculum connections, career pathways, technology connections, community linkages, and safety and security. As required by AISD Board Policy CS(LEGAL)-P: FACILITY STANDARDS, the design of AISD educational facilities must be instructionally driven, and be able to successfully accommodate the engaging delivery of appropriate grade level curriculum to all AISD students. Further, the policy requires that the District include, as part of its facility standards, a written “Educational Program”, summarizing AISD’s educational philosophy, mission and goals, and a description of the general nature of the District’s instructional program in accordance with Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 19, Part II, Chapter 74 – Curriculum Requirements. This requirement is specific to AISD providing all necessary instruction in the Essential Knowledge and Skills of each appropriate grade level in its Foundation Curriculum and Enrichment Curriculum. Download Plan

Montgomery County Public Schools, MD, Environmental Sustainability Management Plan 2014

The Environmental Sustainability Management Plan celebrates all MCPS has achieved to date and charts a course for the next chapter of our sustainability programs and practices. The following pages convey goals, describe a planning framework for taking action, and articulate how we will measure our progress into the future. This plan is a living document to which we will continue to add strategies and actions that keep us moving forward. Working together to implement the Environmental Sustainability Management Plan in the 21st century, we will continually explore innovations that keep us at the forefront as pioneers in the journey toward a more sustainable future. Download Plan

Denver Public Schools, CO, Sustainability Management Plan 2012

Funded with a grant from the Colorado Governor’s Energy Office, this Sustainability Management Plan (SMP) has been developed to take stock of DPS’s progress toward sustainability to date and create a cohesive plan for the District to effectively manage energy, resource use, waste production, and other practices to reduce impacts and generate cost savings while also supporting students, teachers, and staff. The overall purpose of this SMP is to create a road map of sustainability for DPS and to provide an overall framework for sustainability that includes key goals, strategies, and actions to support sustainability in District facilities, operations, and curriculum. The remainder of this SMP provides an overview of the development process, a snapshot of the District’s current sustainability practices, and a framework for action to further sustainability in the District. The goals and strategies identified in the SMP have been developed around five focus areas identified by District staff and key community stakeholders:

• Conserve Resources: Energy, Water, Climate, and Green Building

• Close Loops: Waste and Procurement

• Use Land Wisely and for Multiple Benefits

• Prepare Students for the Future

• Support Employees

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Boone County School District, KY, Energy Management Plan 2011

Boone County School District is committed to improving district-wide energy performance. The following Energy Management Action Plan details key strategies to reduce energy consumption and save money. This plan outlines district procedures and guiding principles that relate to the energy performance of the Boone County School buildings, including education and awareness, temperature, lighting, plug-load, new construction, water conservation, renewable energy, and green purchasing. Download Plan

Los Angeles Unified School District, Strategic Plan for Sustainable Energy Management and Environmental Stewardship 2007

This Strategic Plan for Sustainable Energy Management and Environmental Stewardship (Plan) will help us fulfill the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) vision of serving the community as a center of education and community. We developed this Plan as a platform for making smart financial and thoughtful environmental decisions about sustainable and energy-saving practices as we build, refurbish, and maintain our schools and offices. The Plan is both a guide and workbook. It describes how we intend to implement our approach and how it will be improved. Whether schools are new or old, this plan will help operations staff, design teams, and others accomplish environmental goals and balance costs. The Plan provides the strategies, best practices, resources and tools we can use to meet our objectives outlined. Download Plan

West Middlesex Area School District, PA, Capital Improvement Plan 2015

The West Middlesex Area School District Board of Directors and District administration assume the responsibility of providing a learning environment that will support the students in reaching the mission and vision of the school district. The mission of the West Middlesex Area School District is to equip all students for successful futures in an ever-changing society. To fulfill this obligation, providing a safe learning environment that is conducive to learning is necessary. Developing a comprehensive long-range Capital Improvement Plan will support a balance between fiscal responsibility and the need to update the physical condition of our school buildings and resources. District officials continue to work from the perspective of fiscal responsibility while striving to provide valuable learning opportunities for each student in the areas of academics, arts, and athletics. Download Plan

New York City Department of Education, Capital Plan, 2015

In January 2016, the Department of Education (DOE) proposed a $14.9 billion Capital Plan Amendment for FY2015 – 2019. This amendment proposes the same funding level, which represents an increase of $1.4 billion from the Spring 2015 Adopted Amendment. Through this plan, we will invest in New York City’s future, continuing to create the school buildings and facilities that the City’s children need and deserve. This plan will allow for the continued advancement of our goals of growth, sustainability, equity and resilience by creating more than 44,000 seats in areas of current overcrowding and projected enrollment growth as well as taking significant steps to address pre-kindergarten need. We will continue to make investments in our infrastructure, thereby providing the framework for enhanced educational services and better facilities for the City’s more than one million school children and the teachers and staff who serve them. Download Plan

Collier County Public Schools, FL, Capital Improvement Plan 2015

The Collier County Public Schools 5-Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) has been developed in accordance with the requirements of Florida Department of Education Guidelines. The CIP integrates the facilities planning program with the annual capital budgeting process and the District’s educational programming strategies. Download Plan

Arlington Public Schools, VA, Capital Improvement Plan 2015

Every two years, the School Board adopts a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), planning for capital needs for the next ten years. This approach to capital planning anticipates needs for the next decade, while providing flexibility to adjust to changing circumstances. During the development of the FY 2015-FY 2024 CIP, the School Board focused on the need to provide seats for students in the areas of most critical need, in light of the continued, sustained growth in student enrollment. Download Plan

Anchorage School District, AK, Capital Improvement Plan 2015

The Anchorage School Board is responsible for providing an adequate educational environment for the students of Anchorage. To fulfill this obligation, the school board regularly engages in comprehensive long-range planning of school facility construction, renovation, and maintenance. On an annual basis, the school board adopts a Capital Improvement Plan that addresses the anticipated levels of student enrollment and shifts in enrollment, along with school facility condition and functionality from an educational perspective. Typically, this plan delineates the district’s construction priorities over the succeeding six-year period. Download Plan

Baltimore County Public Schools, MD, Comprehensive Maintenance Plan 2013

The FY13 Comprehensive Maintenance Plan (CMP) contains an overview, as well as a detailed description of the work being completed and organizational adjustment that were implemented within the Department of Physical Facilities, during the 2012 school year. The Department of Physical Facilities includes the Offices of Engineering and Construction, Maintenance and Grounds, and Operations. Under the Strategic Initiative Section, approved programs for FY13 have been included. We believe a successful facilities program is one that is customer oriented, cost effective, and current with technological advances. Download Plan

Carroll County Public Schools, MD, Comprehensive Maintenance Plan 2012

This comprehensive maintenance plan is established to help identify, improve and develop the plant maintenance program of the Carroll County School System. Educational programs and services mandate that their instructional delivery be presented within educational facilities that provide a safe and healthy environment. The mission of both the Plant Maintenance and Plant Operations Departments is to ensure that the proper environment is provided while managing the efficient use of all resources. Download Plan

Hobbs Municipal Schools, NM, Preventive Maintenance Plan 2015

The purpose of the Hobbs Municipal Schools’ Preventive Maintenance Program is to ensure that our district will properly maintain its facilities and equipment so that they are fully operational to effectively support our instructional programs and activities. It incorporates the diverse facility requirements of all the buildings and grounds of our district. We will endeavor to execute this program, thereby enhancing the learning environment by reducing classroom disruptions and minimizing long‐term investment in equipment repairs. This program contains all of the detailed procedures associated with the facilities’ preventive maintenance program. If effectively implemented, this plan will meet state statute maintenance guidelines and effectively manage the costs associated with maintenance and operations. The preventive maintenance plan will be updated periodically, to incorporate facility and equipment changes, resource adjustments, and new maintenance technologies. Any changes to procedures or guidelines shall be reviewed and approved by the Director of Operations or designee. Download Plan

Gloucester County Special Services School District, NJ, School Safety Plan 2007

The Board of Education and the District’s Superintendent recognize their responsibility to provide students and staff with a safe and healthy learning environment. In keeping with this responsibility, the Superintendent directed the development of a Comprehensive District-Wide School Safety Health and Safety Plan. After reviewing existing safety practices, the District Safety Committee recommended that individual shop safety activities be expanded and a new plan modeled after the Environmental and Occupational Health Science Institute’s (EOHSI) Safe School Project be developed. The District-wide School Safety Plan is reviewed annually and updated on an as-needed basis. The Plan is contained in the District’s QAAR which is approved annually by the Board of Education prior to submission to the Office of the County Superintendent of Schools. Download Plan

Planview Old Bethpage Central School District, NY, Comprehensive Safety Plan 2014

The POBCSD school district Comprehensive School Safety Plan (as required by the SAVE Law – Safe Schools Against Violence in Education – Commissioner of Education Regulation 155.17) has been established to provide for the safety, health and security of both students and staff and allows for input from the entire school community. This particular component of Project SAVE is a comprehensive planning effort that addresses risk reduction/prevention, response and recovery with respect to a variety of emergencies which may occur in the school district and its component school buildings. Download Plan