S3: Supporting Healthy and Sustainable Communities with Successful Schools
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. EDT
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Counties spend at least half of their local budgets on education including school construction activities. As such it is the single most predominant service provided by local governments affecting the community's health and sustainability. Growing counties must accommodate the need to expand school facility capacity while maintaining the existing infrastructure. County governments and school districts have devised a wide array of strategies for matching adequate school facilities with the planned residential growth. They range from innovative techniques for allocating limited school capacity to development -- to a mix of funding sources to pay for school construction and renovations. Community schools today offer primary physical and mental health screenings, nutrition, and physical development to school-age children. Quality residential development tends to follow good schools thereby contributing to the economic sustainability of communities. Come hear from practitioners in the field of Adequate Public Facility regulation and School Facility planning about how this challenge is being met throughout the region.