FCB: Retirement of Facilities
When a school building can no longer support the educational program for which it is sanctioned and cannot reasonably and economically be brought up to the current educational standards, the building should be considered for a comprehensive closing study. The Superintendent will recommend to the School Committee which facilities fall into this condition and justify further analysis.
The School Committee may seek both professional and community advice in making its recommendations regarding the future of the facility. This will permit the public to benefit from its recycling or retirement.
A closing study will include some of the following factors:
- Age and current physical condition of the facilities, its operating systems, and program facilities
- Location, access, surrounding development, traffic patterns, and other environmental conditions
- Reassignment of children, including alternative plans according to Committee policy
- Transportation factors, including numbers of children bussed, time, distance, and safety
- Alternative uses of the building
- Plant Operation
- Capital Investment
- Alternative Use
- Continuity of instructional and community programs