Information to help communities make smart school siting decisions that support a community-centered facility for education, safe access to physical activity, and overall accessibility that improves quality of life for students and communities.
Schools are public facilities that are most valued when they succeed in cultivating community support and connection. A school located near its community, and available for recreation, entertainment, congregation and needed services, becomes a valued resource in the community. Smart school site selection considers the best location for community usage throughout its lifespan. The facility should maximize connectivity with the community, support community growth and consider public health impacts of the surrounding area.