701.1. FACILITIES DEVELOPMENT GOALS - Pg.
701.1. FACILITIES DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Two (2) general types of facilities are constructed and utilized by the District; those for use in the instructional program and those for other purposes such as administration, instructional resources, and ancillary services. Buildings used for instruction constitute one of the most important resources of instruction. Their adequacy of space and their specific design features either contribute to or detract from the quality and scope of learning. Priority in the development of facilities shall be based on identified educational needs and on programs developed to meet those needs.
The processes of facilities design should utilize expertise of the local and central office staff, the Pennsylvania Education Agency and such other available sources as shall be determined by the Board, the Superintendent, Business Manager and administration of the District. The latest and best information and ideas regarding educational facilities shall be utilized for planning within the District. With a view to achieving the District's central purpose of high quality education, and acting also with fiscal responsibility, the District shall strive not for the cheapest but for the most economical construction which adequately meets requirements for quality education, safety, durability, maintenance, insurance, and flexibility.
The Board established these broad goals for development: