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Policy 6900
Management Support

In order to provide the best possible physical environment for learning and teaching, the
following factors shall be considered in the planning of district facilities:
A. Facilities shall accommodate the educational needs of students and be consistent with the
educational philosophy and instructional goals of the district.
B. Facilities shall meet or exceed all health, safety and welfare regulations.
C. The district shall seek state and federal moneys to the maximum extent available to
supplement its own financial resources.
D. Undesirable environmental impact shall be minimized.
E. Changing demographic factors shall be monitored in order that students’ needs, in the
future as well as the present, are met.
F. Developments in the state cost-stabilization program shall be followed when they are
compatible with the district’s educational goals and promise significant savings to the

Facilities Master Plan
In order to efficiently manage the district’s present and future facilities needs, a facilities master
plan shall be developed. Such plan shall cover a 10-year period, be developed in conjunction
with the local comprehensive land-use plan and other growth management policies, be reviewed
annually and include at least the following:
A. A cost analysis of the financial ability of the district to implement its facilities program;
B. Existing and projected enrollment figures, including an analysis of the racial composition
of the student population;
C. An inventory of the district’s undeveloped property and developed facilities, including an
analysis of the number of students in each facility and whether the facility is over- or
D. An analysis of the appropriateness of the facilities to meet the needs of students and
members of the public, including acceptability to students of both sexes and those with
disabilities; all district services, programs and activities, when viewed in their entirety,
shall be accessible to individuals with disabilities;
E. Recommendations as to the sale or other disposition of district property not needed in the
future; and
F. Recommendations as to the acquisition, construction or modification of new sites or
facilities and how such shall better meet the needs of students and the educational

Enrollment Projections
Enrollment shall be projected using methods acceptable to the state board of education for
determining the district’s eligibility for state construction grants. This projection shall be
reviewed and revised annually and supplemented by an analysis of additional factors that may
affect the student population.

Legal Reference: 42 U.S.C. § 1210-12213 Americans with Disabilities Act
RCW 28A.525.020 Duties of State Board of Education
WAC 392-190-050 Course Offerings – Generally—Separate
Session of Groups Permissible

Adoption Date: 7/27/2000

  • 6900
  • facilities
  • planning
  • policy