Dallas ISD057905FACILITIES PLANNING CT(LOCAL)DATE ISSUED: 5/22/2009 1 of 5LDU 2009.04CT(LOCAL)-XWhen considering the matter of closing schools, it is the intent anddesire of the Board to provide students high quality academic op-portunities in a supportive educational atmosphere. The Board al-so recognizes that good financial stewardship requires the efficientand economical use of school facilities. School closings must be inaccordance with property title requirements.The Board may close a school for any or all of the following non-academic reasons:1. Space Utilization Level. The space available at a school orschools in close proximity is not being used in the most effi-cient, cost effective manner.2. Physical Condition of Building. The physical condition of theschool building(s), including the cost to repair safety hazardsand make structural changes necessary to ensure compliancewith all city, state, and federal laws, makes continued opera-tion of the site cost-prohibitive or continued occupancy of thesite unsafe or impractical.3. Alternative Use of School Facilities. The Board may close aschool to use its facilities for other programmatic/educationalpurposes, for support services, to open a new school, or toexpand an existing school.4. Conversion to a Charter School. The Board may decide toclose a school and convert it to a charter school as providedin Section 12.052 of the Texas Education Code.5. Changing Demographics. Demographic studies indicate achange in the continued need for the school.6. Legal Requirements. The Board may decide to close aschool to comply with legal requirements.The Board may create a School Utilization Task Force to considerissues relating to current and future use of school facilities andmake recommendations to the Board. Each Trustee and the Su-perintendent of Schools shall appoint one member to the taskforce
. The Superintendent’s appointee
shall be the chairperson ofthe task force.The School Utilization Task Force shall consider input from districtpersonnel, PTA, local chambers, site-based decision-makingteams, parents and students and review available demographicdata, information concerning the physical condition of the schools,current and projected utilization data and such other informationrelevant to decisions concerning current and future use and possi-ble closing of school facilities.
PURPOSE FORSCHOOL CLOSUREPOLICYSCHOOL CLOSINGSFOR NONACADEMICREASONSSCHOOL UTILIZATIONTASK FORCE