As population matures or shifts within the school district, certain school buildings and campuses may no longer be needed and should be recycled for the benefit of the public which originally acquired the property. In determining which facility is to be retired for school purposes, the Board will be guided by this combination of factors.
1. Educational flexibility. Which school building is least adaptable for housing a modern and flexible educational program?
2. Neighborhood. Which school building is most isolated in terms of proximity to the residences of students?
3. Cost. Which school building represents the highest cost in terms of upkeep and maintenance?
The Board will seek both professional advice and the advice of the community in making its final determination as to the retirement of any school facility.
Recognizing that retired school property may have value for recreational or other community purposes, the Board will grant first opportunity to acquire such property to parks and recreations department; the second opportunity to other municipal bodies; and the third opportunity to private entrepreneurs whose use of the property would return it to the district’s tax rolls.
Historic School Buildings
The historic value of any building will be considered by the Board. In such cases it may take special action to provide for its preservation.