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Research, topic sheets, and bibliographies that support the vision and guiding principles throughout the school facilities planning, design, and implementation process.

Vision for California Public School Facilities

The California Department of Education envisions school facilities that enhance the achievement of all students and are learner-centered, safe, sustainable, and centers of the community.

These one-page summaries provide school board members, teachers, parents, and other interested parties a quick overview of school facility research. Detailed references and a complete bibliography are available for those wanting further information.

School Facilities Improve Learning
Safe Schools Foster Improved Student Learning
Sustainable Schools Improve Learning and the Environment
Schools as Centers of Community Improve Learning
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Guiding Principles

The guiding principles (PDF) are meant to be applied comprehensively throughout the school facilities planning, design, and implementation process. The order of presentation does not reflect any prioritization.

School Facilities Best Practices and Resources Fact Sheets

Questions:   Molly Stitt | mstitt@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-6249
Last Reviewed: Friday, November 18, 2016
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