Policy 901.4 - Educational Specifications for Buildings


The superintendent and staff, with the help of consultants, citizen advisory groups, and the Board of Directors, shall prepare educational specifications which may be used by the architect in planning the building elements in such a way that they will facilitate the teaching and learning activities which are to take place within it.

The educational specifications should provide the architect with an inventory of program requirements, a statement of functional program relationships, a definition of the number and character of classrooms, a description of needed specialized instruction facilities, the educational requirements for such areas as library, outside site activities, gymnasium, cafeteria, auditorium, administrative offices, teacher and student services facilities, public service or community service facilities, and any other pertinent information which will be of significance in planning and designing the proposed new building, building additions, or renovation.

It is the responsibility of the superintendent to make a recommendation to the board regarding the specifications of buildings and sites.

Adopted: Unknown
Modified: 03/20/95; 07/19/99; 02/07/11
Reviewed: 03/13/95; 06/28/99; 01/17/11; 12/19/16

Legal Reference: Cedar Rapids Community School District, Linn County V. City of Cedar Rapids, 252 Iowa 205, 106 N. W. 2d 655 (1960).
Iowa Code 23.2, .28; 118; 280.3, .14; 297 (1993).
1974 Op. Atty Gen 529.

Cross Reference: Policy 901.1 School Facilities Survey

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