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Department of Education School Planning Guidelines Handbook

Department of Education School Planning Guidelines Handbook

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Educational Facility
Submitted By:Marquez, Karen G.Sedilla, Sygrid Joy C.Quindoza, Ebenezer John G.Moscoso, John David S.G.BS- Architecture 5-3
Chapter 1. The School SiteSection 1. Requirements1.1
Location/Environment 
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The ideal location may be a site that provides anenvironment conducive to learning, as much as possible far from cockpits, malls,gambling dens, cinema houses, beer and videoke joints, jails, industrialestablishments, military quarters, public markets, slaughterhouses, or garbagedumps.
1.2
Accessibility 
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A school site must be easily accessible to the greatestnumber of pupils/students.
1.3
Topography 
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The contour of the land should be level and should have noirregular boundaries.
1.4
Soil Condition
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An agricultural land with sandy loan soil is best for schoolsites, as the topsoil is properly balanced to support vegetation and permit surfacedrainage without erosion. The subsoil provides a proper base for economical andsubstantial foundation of the buildings to be constructed on the site.
1.5
Size
. The minimum size of the school site is as follows:1.5.1 Elementary School
a.)non-central school with one (1) or two (2) classes only and noGrade IV – 0.5 hectareb.)central school with six (6) classes and non central school with threeto four (3-4) classes – 1.0 hectarec.)schools with seven to nine (7-9) classes – 2.0 hectaresd.)schools with ten to twelve classes – 3.0 hectarese.) schools with more than twelve (12) classes – 4.0 hectaresIn cases where there is difficult in meeting the above standards, the lowingalternatives may be allowed:
For Rural Areas
a.) central school with six (6) classes and non central school with threeto four (3-4) classes – 0.5 hectaresb.) schools with seven to ten (7-10) classes – 1.5 hectares
 
c.)schools with more than ten (10) classes – 2.0 hectares
For Urban Areas
a.) central schools with six (6) classes and non central school with sixto ten (6-10) classes – 0.5 hectareb.) schools with eleven to twenty (11-20) classes – 0.75 hectarec.) schools with more than 20 classes – 1.0 hectare
1.5.2 Secondary SchoolsUrban
500 students or less0.5
501 to 1,000 pupils1.0
1,001 to 2,000 pupils2.0
2,001 to 3,000 pupils 3.0
Rural
General/Vocational 4.0 hectaresAgricultural5.0 hectaresFishery, add for projects2.0 hectares fresh-water fishponds &0 hectares brackish water fishponds
1.6
Miscellaneous Provisions
Due to the high cost and increasing price of real property of prime
lots
in both rural and urban areas, contingency arrangements should be made tocomply with the minimum requirements for location and size of school site.
Section 4. Administrative and Instructional Spaces4.1
Minimum Standard Size
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The minimum requirement for administrativespace is five (5) square meters per person and an air space requirement of 12.00cubic meters per person.
4.2Allocation.
The administrative space should include the followingcomponents:Scholl administrator’s officeWorking area for the office staff Supply storeroomConference roomTeacher’s roomProduction roomToilet and bath
 
4.3
The different spaces or components of the administrative area should belaid out in proper operational relationship with each other. Arrangement andplacement of office furniture and equipment such as tables, chairs, cabinets,shelves, typewriters, mimeographing machines, bulletin boards, computer unitsetc. should be carefully and systematically planned to achieve maximumefficiency.
4.4Minimum standards recommended for elementary school:
Classroom (elementary)-1.40 sq. m. per placeSchool Shop -5.00 sq. m. per placeAdministrative Office-2.40 sq. m. per place(10% of the enrollment)Library/LRC-2.10 sq. m. per placeSchool Library-28.00 sq. m. grossMedical/Dental Clinic-28.00 sq. m. grossCorridor-above ground level, the minimumClear width is 2.00 m.Computer Room- 1.4 sq. m. per placeGymnasium-5.00 sq. m. per placeSpeech Laboratory-1.4 sq. m. per place
4.5 Minimum standards recommended for secondary school:
Classroom (secondary)-1.40 sq. m. per placeLibrary-2.40 sq. m. per placeScience Laboratory-2.10 sq. m. per placeSecondary School Shops:Practical Arts-5.00 sq. m. per placeTechnology and Home Economics-7.00 sq. m. per placeGirls Trades/Homemaking-4.00 sq. m. per placeWood Trades - 2.50 sq. m. per placeMetal Trades-5.00 sq. m. per placeMechanical Trades-6.50 sq. m. per placeElectrical Trades- 2.50 sq. m. per placeAudio-Visual Trades-2.50 sq. m. per place
Section 5. Classroom Standards (D.O. No. 19, s. 1994)
5.1The minimum classroom size shall be seven (7) maters wide by eight (8)meters long, which is considered adequate for a class of 56 pupils. Desks or chairs may be arranged in eight (8) rows with seven (7) desks in each row.
5.2
The design requirement prescribed in the National Building Code of schoolbuilding are the following:

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