ERIC Number: ED452684
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jan-31
Collaborative Planning for School Facilities and Comprehensive Land Use. Revised.
Earthman, Glen I.
This paper examines the areas of local jurisdictional cooperation required for successful new school planning that is beneficial to community development. The paper reviews some of the responsibilities that local municipal governments and school districts have in developing the community. This includes an explanation of the areas of mandated responsibility for each jurisdiction and the relationship between the two major players on the local level of government. The difficulties in collaborative planning are addressed, including technical difficulties such as budget cycle differences, fiscal dependency, different planning models, and lack of coordination and planning impetus; and social and political difficulties. Also discussed are planning issues involving a new school's impact on land use within the community. Several examples of successful new school planning collaborations are described, followed by descriptions of three collaboration models, two covering collaborative planning in rapidly growing areas and one for densely settled areas. (Contains 18 references.) (GR)
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Land Use, Public Schools, School Community Relationship, Site Development
For full text: http://www.crp.cornell.edu/steinandschools.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented to the Stein & Schools Lecture Series: Policy, Planning, and Design for a 21st Century Public Education System (Ithaca, NY, January 31, 2000).