BOARD POLICY - 7101
The goal of the District shall be to operate an optimum number of schools at each level: elementary, middle and high. The optimum number of schools for a given level is defined as the number of schools necessary to theoretically serve all students at a school of the targeted average enrollment (total enrollment for a given level divided by the targeted average school enrollment at that level [BP 7112]). This goal shall receive primary consideration in determining the need to open, refurbish or close a school.
The annual review of the District's Facilities Plan shall include updated information regarding the number of schools operated at each level compared to the optimum number of schools, and shall address the need to open, resize, refurbish or close schools. Objective criteria shall be established to determine the conditions under which a school shall be considered for opening, refurbishing, or closing.
The families of students attending an aging school that is determined by the Board to no longer be a candidate for refurbishment, shall be given notice of such determination within a reasonable time.
The families of students attending a school that is a candidate for closure shall be informed of such consideration at least one school year prior to the school closure.
Policy Adopted: January 14, 2003