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Condition of America's Public School Facilities: 2012-13 First Look - According to this First Look at America's public school facilities, the average age of instructional buildings is 44 years, and 53 percent of public schools need to spend money on repairs and renovations to put the school's buildings in good overall condition. (Debbie Alexander and Laurie Lewis, National Center for Education Statistics, March 2014)...

Ten Fundamental Principles of Smart School Siting - The authors have outlined principles that they believe school districts and local governments should adopt for smart school siting, including collaborative planning, ensuring equity in school facilities, and supporting the development of safe routes to school. (National Policy & Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity and Public Health Law & Policy, 2012)...

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