A community of practice dedicated to sharing and developing knowledge to improve urban public school facilities and the communities they serve.

PROJECT (Joint Use)

Public schools are, first and foremost, centers of teaching and learning, but they also can serve as hubs of active civic life in vibrant communities. Sharing school space with non-school users can yield educational, economic, and environmental benefits for both districts and communities. This innovative practice of joint use, however, must be grounded in fair, transparent policies that are driven by accurate financial data and aligned with the larger municipal planning framework.

Developed by the 21st Century School Fund and the Center for Cities and Schools at UC Berkeley, this site provides tools and resources to help leaders and managers learn about, determine, and implement the most effective joint use policy for their district.

Learn about the opportunities and challenges of joint use

Calculate the facility costs in your district and determine an optimal fee structure

Explore examples of joint use policies and how they have been implemented

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