ERIC Number: ED474885
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
An Overview of the Facilities Master Plan Process Purpose.
This paper provides a description of facilities master plans and the process of creating one. According to the paper, the purpose of the plan is to develop and communicate an efficient process to change a district's school facilities to better accommodate and support its current and future educational programs on a regularly updated basis. The plan serves as a guide for assessing the need for facility improvements and capital investments to implement them, including justification for developer fees. The facilities master plan determines the scope of repairs, modernization, upgrades, and new construction needed to serve the current and future school facilities needs of the community. It also assesses the variety of federal, state, and local funding sources and financing options available to the district and provides a prudent view of the scope of projects that may reasonably be accomplished with available funds. The paper addresses how the planning process begins; forming the teams and committees; setting the vision, mission, and goals; sample vision and mission statements and goals; initial planning activities; activities of the architect, educational planner, and demographer; and a master plan outline. (EV)
Descriptors: Construction Needs, Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Master Plans, School Construction
For full text: http://www.cashnet.org/Resource Center/Section 1/1-3-3.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Produced by the Coalition for Adequate School Housing. Document downloaded from the Internet.