ERIC Number: ED433679
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Site Acquisition and Related Environmental Concerns. Report of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee.
California State Legislature, Sacramento. Joint Legislative Audit Committee.
A public hearing of California's Joint Legislative Audit Committee examined land acquisition policy and practice in relation to new school construction projects during which the following two areas of concern were identified: (1) acquiring land for new schools in congested urban settings; and (2) managing the conflict that may arise from local, state, and federal environmental regulation. This report focuses on the Los Angeles Unified School District and San Diego City Unified School District's approaches to acquiring urban land for new school construction, the role of the State Allocation Board, and the complexities of asserting Eminent Domain. Also addressed are the collaborative problems and administrative misadventures that contributed to one California school, the Jefferson Middle School, being built on contaminated land. Appendices present witness testimony, environmental reports, and state agency action concerning Jefferson Middle School. (GR)
Descriptors: Administration, Board of Education Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Land Acquisition, Public Schools, School Construction, Site Selection, Urban Schools
Web site: http://democrats.assembly.ca.gov/members/a43/jlac.htm (full text).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Legislature, Sacramento. Joint Legislative Audit Committee.