BEST Logo

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


Research (San Francisco's Public School Facilities as Public Assets: A Shared Understanding and Policy Recommendations for the Community Use of Schools (Published 2010))

This report was prepared for San Francisco Unified School District and San Francisco's Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families

This report presents research findings and policy recommendations from a year-long process involving a diverse stakeholder group to establish a more effective "joint use" strategy in San Francisco that supports students, families, schools and communities. The report includes: a) detailed descriptions and diagrams of current SFUSD facility policies and processes; b) findings on current utilization, management, policy, and budget: and c) policy recommendations to encourage a "culture" of community use of schools that prioritize partnerships with organizations that provide programs and services to SFUSD students and that are aligned with the District's goals.

search research

Research Links & Resources