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BEST Public Schools Facilities Planning Policy

About This Document

These school facilities policies may be used to:

• assess your state and local policies—compare these recommended policies to your state and school district’s policies;

• facilitate a discussion among teachers, parents, students,principals,

facility managers, community and business leaders, about any policy

barriers to well-maintained, educationally adequate school facilities;

• identify policy or funding incentives that can be adopted to support high quality educational facilities for all children; and

• build consensus for state level mandates that require local school districts to engage in best practice for school facility condition, design and utilization.

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