Weigh In on School Siting Guidelines at Upcoming Workshops

Ever wonder why schools are located where they are? Why cities place schools in places that are difficult for children to walk and bike? This is your opportunity to weigh in on the State of California’s guidelines for school siting and design standards. The California Department of Education, School Facilities and Transportation Services Division (CDE) is updating the guidelines this year, for the first time since 2003. The Guidelines fall under Title V of the California Code of Regulations and can be viewed here.

You can weigh in by:

Submitting written comments by April 28: Comments can be emailed to Title5@cde.ca.gov.

Attend an upcoming workshop: There are four workshops scheduled in the coming weeks to receive comments. This flyer contains additional information:

 

March 22, 2017 1:00 to 4:00 PM Mills College Stern 101, (Lucie) Stern (Hall) is building #29
5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94613

Optional: Registration through the Eventbrite Website External link opens in new window or tab..

March 28, 2017
1:00 to 4:00 PM Sacramento County Board Chambers
700 H Street, Suite 1450, Sacramento CA, 95814

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April 4, 2017 9:00 to 12:00 PM City of Fresno Council Chamber
2600 Fresno Street, Fresno, CA 93721

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April 6, 2017 1:00 to 4:00 PM Rooms Lemon, Lime, and Orange
4210 Riverwalk Parkway, Riverside CA 92505

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Next Steps: No amendments to the current Guidelines have been drafted yet. CDE is using the workshops and comments as an opportunity to learn what needs to change. A formal set of proposed amendments will be released later this year with another opportunity to comment.

Updates on the process are also available here.

 

 

2 Responses to Weigh In on School Siting Guidelines at Upcoming Workshops

  1. Jenny Weiss says:

    Can people who live away from the workshop areas submit comments via email? Let me know and I will forward this opportunity to my Safe Routes colleagues in Humboldt County.

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