ERIC Number: ED420987
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide to School Site Selection.
Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Facilities Services Unit.
This report presents the guidelines for site evaluation and approval as mandated by the state of Georgia. This guide may be used by the School Site Approval Committee when making school site evaluations for official approval, and also may be used by local school systems as they make preliminary determinations regarding the acceptability of school sites. The guide: (1) examines size requirements and provides minimum acreage requirements for elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools; (2) describes the importance of utilities in a modern school plant and urges committees to make every effort to ensure access to public water and sewage services; (3) highlights safety hazards as a real concern and maintains that school sites should not be traversed by high-tension lines, high-pressure oil or gas lines, railroads, or other potential hazards; and (4) addresses the influence of environmental factors on student education and recommends school locations be insulated from business and industrial development. It is also suggested that although the site should possess physically desirable characteristics, it should provide convenient accessibility and be appropriately located with respect to other schools. (RJM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Facilities Services Unit.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia