ERIC Number: ED378693
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The School Site: Land for Learning. Revised.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
The selection and planning of sites appropriate for school facilities is a critical and complex undertaking. This publication describes the many factors to be considered during the process of site selection, planning, development, and use. The introduction stresses the importance of knowing the community or territory and the local school system. The second section describes the site-selection process and discusses considerations for the site-selection committee. Technical requirements include size, shape, location, topography and drainage, access and traffic, security and safety, soil conditions and plant life, noise levels, utilities, and costs. Guidelines for carrying out the site-planning process are offered in the third section. Steps for developing the site include conducting a topographic survey, learning (studying) the natural characteristics of the site, and creating a master plan of site components. These components include the buildings, transportation, pedestrians, utilities, and playgrounds. Sections 4 and 5 offer specific guidelines for designing playgrounds and recreation fields. Information on relevant North Carolina statutes and a list of North Carolina resource agencies and professions are provided. (LMI)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina