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Ensuring High Quality School environments, A Policy Overview

Kathleen Moore, Director - School Facilities Planning Division
California Department of Education
August 31, 2010

1. California Perspective
2. More California Perspective
3. Local Educational Agencies (LEA)


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4. Facility Responses to Educational and Community Trends
5. Local Educational Agency Tensions and Issues
6. State Agency Roles

School Facilities Planning Division (SFPD)
Establishes regulatory standards to ensure safe and educationally appropriate schools, provides best practices

Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
Provides hazardous material assessment and cleanup oversight for state funded non-exempt school construction

Division of State Architect (DSA)
Approves all school construction for structural, fire/life safety, access standards (Title 24 and Field Act - Seismic standards)

Office of Public School Construction (OPSC)
Administers State bond funding programs, supports and implements State Allocation Board (SAB) regulations/policies

7. Role of CDE/SFPD
8. Title 5 Regulations
9. CDE Site Selection - Weighted Ranking Criteria
10. 2008 CDE Roundtable Recommendations
11. CDE Vision for School Facilities

CDE envisions school facilities that enhance the achievement of all students and are learner-centered, safe, sustainable, and centers of community

12. Key Guiding Principles that Support Smart Growth

Siting and Design of educational facilities will:

13. Key Points
14. Senate Bill (SB) 50 Reverses Mira/Hart/Murietta
15. Collaboration Opportunities
16. Photograph of children playing hopscotch
17. Photograph of school campus
18. Design of school campus
19. Artist rendering of a school campus
21. Aerial view of a school campus
22. Resources and contacts

School Facilities Planning Division Web site

Kathleen J. Moore, Director

Questions:   Shannon Farrell-Hart | | 916-323-3923
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