Adoption Date: 7/19/1994, Revised: 6/20/2000; 2/27/18 


The Board of Education is responsible for maintaining a quality education at a reasonable cost. For this reason, the Board shall concern itself with both short-range and long-range planning as it relates to the properties of the District. The Board shall rely on a comprehensive long-range facilities plan developed by the Assistant Superintendent for Business in accordance with the Commissioner's Regulations to serve as a guide for capital improvements.


Such plan shall be reevaluated and made current at least annually, and shall include appraisal of the following:

a)The educational philosophy of the District, with resulting administrative organization and program requirements;

b)Present and projected student enrollments;

c)Space use and State-rated student capacity of existing facilities;

d)Priority of need for maintenance, repair or modernization of existing facilities, including consideration of the obsolescence and retirement of certain facilities; and

e)The provision of additional facilities.


The Board's building program shall be designed to provide the highest quality education possible. The building program shall be based upon specific Board policies which have been and will continue to be modified to conform to changes in the curriculum, availability of construction funds, expansion of territory to be served and changes in enrollments. The Board also feels that, whenever possible, parents/legal guardians and other community representatives, as well as principals, teachers, and central office staff members should be involved in the planning process.


Policy References:
8 New York Code of Rules and Regulations (NYCRR)
Section 155.1

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