The Board of Education will make the necessary provisions to carry out the goals and objectives
of the school district through careful facilities planning.
The Board shall periodically review the long-range school facilities plan. This review will provide
guidance for capital outlay expenditures and will ensure that the school district has well-planned
school buildings at proper locations when needed and at reasonable costs. The superintendent
shall report to the Board annually the status of facilities needed, based on enrollment projections
and other factors. Enrollment projections shall cover five (5) years and include current
registration figures, community population trends, local birth rates and a review of proposed land
development in the community, including residential construction rates.
The Board or superintendent will generally initiate facility planning; however, the Board and
superintendent will consider suggestions from staff or patrons. Principals, staff and patrons shall
be consulted during the planning stage through final layout. The superintendent will present a
detailed summary of this consultation to the Board prior to the approval of any building plan. The
summary will include recommendations based on activities that will take place in the building;
organization of instruction and curriculum to be housed in the building; specific architectural
characteristics desired; equipment required; the spatial relationship to other district facilities; and
other pertinent factors. Building plans for new construction or major structural renovation will
be designed in accordance with seismic design standards if required by law and will comply with
access requirements for persons with disabilities as required by law.
The district may acquire real property necessary for facility improvement or expansion through
eminent domain only in accordance with law. The district will provide for the relocation of any
persons displaced by the acquisition of property through eminent domain as required by and in
accordance with law.
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Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this
section for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures
and/or forms for related information.
Legal Refs: §§ 8.610 - .655, 319.200, 523.205, RSMo.
Chapters 177, 523, RSMo.
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504, 29 U.S.C. § 794
Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101 - 12213
Van-Far R-I School District, Vandalia, Missouri
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