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Lincoln County School District #2 - Star Valley High School

SITE SIZE, ORIENTATION, &


APPROPRIATENESS OF
LOCATION
SCORE / FIRST-ORDER
NATURE APPROXIMATION OF
OF REMEDY TO IMPROVE
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS FUNCTIONALITY

Size and utilization of the site accommodates


Site is about 24 acres which
the school learning and learning support is under the SFC guidelines,
activities (SFC site guidelines as a general but is adequate for the needs
reference point) 3 of the school.

Orientation of the building minimizes effects


of wind and noise on classrooms and
internal/external learning environments and
makes the best use of natural light for the The building faces
building 3 Southeast.

Site has drainage so as to minimize


inconveniences to pedestrian and vehicle
traffic and long-term effects on school
building and other learning environments 4

SITE SAFETY, SECURITY, &


SUPERVISION
SCORE / FIRST-ORDER
NATURE APPROXIMATION OF
OF REMEDY TO IMPROVE
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS FUNCTIONALITY

Vehicular traffic patterns to/from school


provide easy and safe access to school
entrances including busses, parent
pickup/dropoff, and pedestrian traffic

· Pickup/dropoff areas for busses and


parents are separate, off-street, and
allow for easy, safe access to school
entrances; materials and condition are
appropriate
· Sized to allow coordinated 4
pickup/dropoff activities including
extra time needed for special education
students
· Pedestrian traffic does not directly
cross heavy vehicle traffic areas

Signage for pedestrian traffic including


crosswalks and for visitors directing them
towards the main entrance; vehicle traffic for Lack of signage. Need
busses, parent pickup/dropoff areas, more signage, especially for
appropriate parking areas, and fire lanes 3 visitors.

Clear sightlines around the site with minimal


concealed spaces and obstructed views School has cameras to
including landscaping 3 monitor concealed spaces.

SITE
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Explicitly from building perimeter


perspective the school building has main
entrance that is clearly identifiable; limited
entryways and multiple exitways; door Main entrance is not clearly
monitoring system on all exterior doors is identifiable. More signage
highly desirable 3 needed.

Off-street parking available for staff,


parents/visitors, and students (in high
schools) is adequate with clear signage
designating appropriate areas for each;
lighting provides safe wayfinding to and from
the school; materials and condition are Need more signage around
appropriate 3 site.

SITE UTILITIES &


SHIPPING/RECEIVING
SCORE / FIRST-ORDER
NATURE APPROXIMATION OF
OF REMEDY TO IMPROVE
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS FUNCTIONALITY

Electrical, plumbing, sewage and other


utilities serving the building and site are
sufficient to handle the activities of the school 4

Shipping and receiving, refuse collection, and


food services areas have clear signage; are
removed from the main entrance and
exitways to minimize student and other
pedestrian contact during the school day 4

OTHER PERMANENT
BUILDINGS
How many separate buildings or “facilities” are used for the delivery of education or educational support for this
school, include temporary, portable, modular or separate permanent buildings?

Temporary Are temporary facilities used to deliver educational or educational


support services? If so, please delineate the purpose for each such facility and the
accessibility of the each facility. 0

Modular Are modular facilities used to deliver educational or educational


support services? If so, please delineate the purpose for each such facility and the
accessibility of the each facility. 0

Other permanent Are permanent facilities, other than the main school building,
used to deliver educational or educational support services? If so, please delineate
the purpose for each such facility and the accessibility of the each facility. 0

SITE
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COMMUNICATIONS
SITE CAPACITY
SCORE / FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
NATURE OF REMEDY TO IMPROVE
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS FUNCTIONALITY
Telecommunications systems (television, high-
speed internet, telephone, etc.) are sufficient to
accommodate learning activities for size of school 4
Sufficient back-up power for telecommunications
and security systems; sufficient to carry out School has a generator to power
communications and security plan in case of 3 emergency systems.
emergency

ADMINISTRATION & LEARNING


SUPPORT SPACES
SCORE / FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
NATURE OF REMEDY TO IMPROVE
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS FUNCTIONALITY
Technology connectivity and access, bandwidth to
perform administrative and support activities
(computer and internet) 4
Telecommunications technology (telephone,
internet, etc.) connectivity and access appropriate
for administration and student support activities;

• Office-to-classrooms and classrooms-to-


office communications systems;
• Office-to-outside and classrooms-to- 4
outside communications systems;
• Emergency Management Communication
System; alarms and/or surveillance systems
(passive and active security)

LEARNING SPACES
SCORE / FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
NATURE OF REMEDY TO IMPROVE
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS FUNCTIONALITY
Technology connectivity and access, bandwidth to
deliver education program (audio, visual,
computer, and internet); access to audio/visual 4
equipment
SCHOOL SERVER and
COMMUNICATION ROOM(S)
SCORE / FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
NATURE OF REMEDY TO IMPROVE
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS FUNCTIONALITY
Computer server rooms are in functionally
appropriate space and location in the building
(should not be a shared space with HVAC,
Shared with computer tech's office.
electrical, or other services); appropriately Sprinkler system could be
ventilated, cooled, sound isolated, and secured problematic to the equipment. A
surpression system that is more
conducive to the equipment in the
2 area. Provide appropriate surpression system for technology.
Computer, technology, and communications
equipment and supplies storage is appropriate and
secure; ideal if IT only space and include a work
surface for equipment maintenance 4
Communications room 4
· Appropriate space in school (not shared
space with HVAC, mechanical, or custodial
services)
· Walls and flooring surfaces appropriate
(floor should be hard surface, wall surfaces
should accommodate panel board
installation)
• Storage for equipment and supplies;
ideally have space for servicing equipment
• HVAC on separate control system

TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATIONS


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ADMINISTRATION & STUDENT


SUPPORTSECURITY,
SAFETY, SPACES &
SUPERVISION
SCORE /
NATURE FIRST-ORDER
OF APPROXIMATION OF REMEDY
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS
Administration offices provide ease of REMEDY COMMENTS TO IMPROVE FUNCTIONALITY
supervision and aid in safety and security of
school building;
• Main entrance is visible from
administrative office with clear signage
for administrative offices
• Controlled access with clear signage
directing visitor sign-in;
• Secretary/receptionist is near/adjacent
Main entrance is visible from
to the main building entrance to serve as a Principal's office, but not from
buffer between the outside and internal office area. No clear signage Install controlled access system on main
spaces 2 to identify the office area. entrance.
Windows and doors are secured; locking doors 2 Cannot lock doors from Install locks that allow doors to be
internal to school building and to external areas inside the office area. secured from inside the office area.
(where applicable)
Building allows controlled access to different
parts of the facility (e.g., gym, auditorium,
library/media center) during after-hours for
school and community use 4

SPACE APPROPRIATENESS
SCORE /
NATURE FIRST-ORDER
OF APPROXIMATION OF REMEDY
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS TO IMPROVE FUNCTIONALITY
Administration and receptionist/secretary spaces
sufficient to accommodate typical administrative
and support activities guest seating in waiting
• Appropriate
area
• Appropriate student seating and
standing area for students
• Administrative and
receptionist/secretary work areas have
sufficient buffers to waiting areas
• Enough space in administration and
administrative support areas to
accommodate copier, printer(s), fax
machine, and other specialized equipment 4
Conference room is in proximity to
administration and/or other student support
services; location and space serves the school 4
well
Proximity of office to student support spaces
such nurse’s room and counselor’s office
provides easy access and supervision

• Direct access to nurse's office from


both the main office and the corridor is
highly desirable and within easy view of
the secretary/receptionist

3 ADMIN & STUDENT SUPPORT


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• Counselor’s office may be close to,


but separate from, the main office; space
should provide ease of student access and
is inviting to students 3
Workroom space is easily accessed by staff;
allows for small group work as well as
individual work areas; Workroom is proximate
to general office; in larger schools flexible space
OR positioned in areas frequented by staff 4

Nurse’s room has sufficient space for work District has one shared nurse
and is on call. Space not used
space, adequate beds for size of school with on a regular basis. Not enough
screening curtains, and base and wall cabinets beds for the size of school. No
for equipment and records storage 2 lockable storage. Provide adequate space for nursing services.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
SCORE /
NATURE FIRST-ORDER
OF APPROXIMATION OF REMEDY
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS TO IMPROVE FUNCTIONALITY
Natural and artificial lighting
• Appropriate for these spaces
• Lighting is easily controlled through
convenient placement of switches and
window coverings 4
Acoustics are appropriate for each of the spaces;
conversations and noise within these spaces do
not spill into adjacent classrooms/offices; noise
from adjacent areas do not adversely affect these 3
rooms
Heating/cooling controls are accessible to keep
room temperature at appropriate levels;
Ventilation provides good air circulation and
quality of the room
Ongoing difficulties in
adjusting new controls.
2 School still has hot/cold spots. School is working to adjust controls.

UTILITIES, FIXED EQUIPMENT,


SURFACES, AND STORAGE
SCORE /
NATURE FIRST-ORDER
OF APPROXIMATION OF REMEDY
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS TO IMPROVE FUNCTIONALITY
Administrative & support space buffer includes
a front counter, workstations, and cabinetry for
storage of supplies; lockable cabinetry for
sensitive
Workroom materials
has mailboxes for staff; workstations 4
for individual and small group work; surfaces
for messages (e.g., white board, tackable
surfaces, etc.) 4

Nurse’s room includes single bowl, hot and cold


water sink in a base cabinet; space for an
undercounter refrigerator; accessible toilet room District shares one nurse. The
space is small and not
with handheld shower and shower drain; water- adequate for school size.
resistant flooring and wall materials the entire When issues arise the school
height of the walls 2 calls EMS to provide services. Provide adequate space.

ADMIN & STUDENT SUPPORT


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STUDENT DINING & FOOD SERVICE


SAFETY, SECURITY, & SUPERVISION
SCORE /
NATURE OF FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS REMEDY TO IMPROVE FUNCTIONALITY
Student dining area is easily accessed by students and 4
staff, clear lines of sight, and easily supervised;
location and layout do not impede supervision

Windows and doors are secured; locking doors internal 4


to school building and to external areas (where
applicable)

Communications system between student dining area 4


and office sufficient to overcome greater levels of noise
associated with the space

Secured buffer between student dining and food 4


preparation areas; secured food preparation and service
areas
Kitchen 4
· Loading area with unobstructed outside
access from the service drive

· Service drive should not be in proximity to


student pathways between cafeteria and
playground areas

SPACE APPROPRIATENESS
SCORE /
NATURE OF FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS REMEDY TO IMPROVE FUNCTIONALITY
Cafeteria space is appropriately sized and defined by
efficient traffic flows
• Located adjacent to the kitchen
• Direct access to the main corridor with direct
line to the kitchen serving line
• Dish return circulation should not cross the 4
serving line
• Access to outdoor activity areas as far as
possible from the serving line
• Minimum ceiling height of 12 feet
Dining space is flexible for multiple purposes and 4
configurations

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
SCORE /
NATURE OF FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS REMEDY TO IMPROVE FUNCTIONALITY
Lighting (natural and artificial) are easily controlled 4
through convenient lighting control systems;
daylighting is uniform throughout the dining space
Acoustics of the space are controlled that classroom 3
spaces are not negatively impacted by activities in this
space
Heating & cooling; ventilation and air quality are 2 Having problems with controls Continue working to solve controls issue
appropriate in dining space; kitchen space throughout the school. Still many hot
spaces in the school.

UTILITIES, FIXED EQUIPMENT,


SURFACES, & STORAGE
SCORE /
NATURE OF FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS REMEDY TO IMPROVE FUNCTIONALITY
Floor and wall materials in dining space and kitchen 4
are durable and easily cleaned
Drinking fountain or water cooler in the corridor within 4
25 feet of the cafeteria door
Appropriate and convenient storage of tables, chairs, 4
and other equipment in alcoves or closets; preferable
that tables and chairs are non-fixed for maximum
flexibility in use of space
Appropriate and secured equipment and storage for 4
food preparation activities including freezers, coolers,
heating equipment, ventilation hoods, tables/counters,
etc.

STUDENT DINING & FOOD SVCE


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HEALTH, WELLNESS, & PHYSICAL


EDUCATION
SAFETY, SECURITY, & SUPERVISION SCORE /
NATURE FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
OF REMEDY TO IMPROVE
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS FUNCTIONALITY
Student learning space is easily accessed by students 4
and staff, clear lines of sight, and easily supervised;
location and layout do not impede supervision

Windows and doors are secured; locking doors 3 Health room door is not
internal to school building and to external areas lockable from the inside.
(where applicable)
Communication system between classroom and 4
office and outside is sufficient to overcome greater
noise levels associated with this space

Ability to secure area separate from classrooms if 4


made open to public during non-schooling hours

SPACE APPROPRIATENESS SCORE /


NATURE FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
OF REMEDY TO IMPROVE
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS FUNCTIONALITY
Space is appropriately sized for health and wellness 4
instruction

Teacher has appropriate workspace area 4

Changing areas and restrooms adjacent to physical 4


education room

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS SCORE /


NATURE FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
OF REMEDY TO IMPROVE
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS FUNCTIONALITY
Lighting controls are easily accessible and 3
controllable; adjustable lighting; artificial, non-
harsh lighting
Acoustics within the gym space appropriate for the 3
learning space; acoustics have minimal effects on
classroom spaces and other spaces around the gym

Heating/cooling controls are accessible to keep room 2 Having problems with controls Continue working to solve controls issue
temperature at appropriate levels; Ventilation throughout the school. Still
provides good air circulation and good air quality of many hot spaces in the school.
the room and Adaptability of learning space to
Flexibility 4
allow for multiple uses – limited fixed equipment
and furniture

UTILITIES, FIXED EQUIPMENT,


SURFACES, & STORAGE SCORE /
NATURE FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
OF COMMENTS ABOUT REMEDY TO IMPROVE
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY FUNCTIONALITY FUNCTIONALITY
Number and placement of electrical outlets allows 4
for use of technology throughout the learning space

Storage: 4
• Equipment and supplies
• Storage for teacher supplies and equipment

Flooring is appropriate for the learning environment; 4


flooring of restrooms, changing areas, and showers
are appropriate with necessary drainage

Wall surfaces appropriate for learning spaces 4


allowing for display of student work where
appropriate; hard surfaces are easily cleaned

Hydration stations in close proximity to activities 4


area; appropriate height for age group

HEALTH, WELLNESS, & PHYSICAL ED


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SITE EXTERIOR ACTIVE/PASSIVE


STUDENT LEARNING SPACES
SAFETY, SECURITY, & SUPERVISION
SCORE / FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
NATURE OF REMEDY TO IMPROVE
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS FUNCTIONALITY

Access to/from exterior learning spaces is controlled and


easily supervised; teachers have communication ability
with administration 4

Students have access to exterior curricular/co-curricular


learning environments and social spaces including
playgrounds for age-appropriate activities; areas are
adjacent to the school but separated from vehicular
traffic 4

SPACE APPROPRIATENESS
SCORE / FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
NATURE OF REMEDY TO IMPROVE
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS FUNCTIONALITY
Space is appropriately sized and placed for student 4
activities (primary students -- Kindergarten and 1st
grade -- have separate playground) as well as having
appropriate equipment for age of children

PLAYGROUNDS AND PLAYFIELDS


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CUSTODIAL & MAINTENANCE SPACE


SAFETY, SECURITY, & SUPERVISION
SCORE / FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
NATURE OF REMEDY TO IMPROVE
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS FUNCTIONALITY
Safety and security of space for storage of equipment and 4
materials associated with maintenance and custodial
work; all areas including operations areas such as boilers
and chillers have limited key access

SPACE APPROPRIATENESS
SCORE / FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
NATURE OF REMEDY TO IMPROVE
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS FUNCTIONALITY
Primary custodial and maintenance spaces are 4
combination of office and receiving and storage space;
located near the service entrance for receiving

Custodial space is conveniently located throughout the 4


building to serve the academic areas, physical education
spaces, and administration and learning support spaces

Mechanical, electrical, and communication rooms should 4


have direct exterior access through doors with enough
space to pass largest piece of equipment and equipment
maintenance items
Communications room is centrally located in the building 0

Electrical transformers, panels, and sub-panels not to be 4


located in custodial closets

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
SCORE / FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
NATURE OF REMEDY TO IMPROVE
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS FUNCTIONALITY
Lighting is appropriate for the spaces and switches are 4
conveniently located; natural light is not required in these
areas
Acoustical isolation of mechanical, electrical, and 3
communications rooms and sound attenuation from
adjacent rooms (both an issue of location and sound-
dampening materials)

Ventilation as well as heating and cooling of spaces is 2 Some electrical rooms were Provide ventilation in the space.
appropriate very hot.

UTILITIES, FIXED EQUIPMENT,


SURFACES, & STORAGE
SCORE / FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
NATURE OF REMEDY TO IMPROVE
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS FUNCTIONALITY
Custodial closets 3 No floor sinks
• Have floor-mounted sinks with industrial
faucets with hot and cold water
• Painted concrete flooring and painted walls
• Mop holder with shelving above sink
• Adjustable shelving for storage
• Storage room for indoor floor cleaning and
supplies
Appropriate roof access 0

CUSTODIAL & MAINTENANCE SPACE


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COMMON SPACES -- RESTROOMS,


HALLWAYS, & STAIRWAYS
SAFETY, SECURITY, & SUPERVISION
SCORE /
NATURE OF FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS REMEDY TO IMPROVE FUNCTIONALITY
Spaces are easily accessed by students and staff, clear 2 Many cancealed spaces that Install cameras to monitor all hallways and
lines of sight, and easily supervised; free of obstructions make supervision difficult. increase supervision in hallways.
and concealed spaces accessible, clear lines of sight, and
easily supervised; layout does not impede supervision;
ADA compliance is preferable

Windows and doors are secured; locking doors internal to 4


school building and to external areas

Circulation spaces should be direct, simple, and logical 3 Each room had a sign identifying the
as a wayfinding systems into and through the building; room. Not enough wayfinding signage
in the school. More signage needed to
clear directional signs to the main areas of the building provide direction to areas.
and to restrooms

SPACE APPROPRIATENESS
SCORE /
NATURE OF FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS REMEDY TO IMPROVE FUNCTIONALITY
Hallways and common spaces 4
• Appropriately sized for age of students for
efficient and safe movement including handrails in
stairwells;
• Promotes student socialization;

• Ability to showcase student work and other


school announcements;
• Width of corridors are appropriate for age of
students and number of students; lockers in
hallways require more hallway space – narrow and
congested corridors result in excessive noise,
student behavior issues, and increased maintenance
costs
Restrooms are sufficient in number and locations are 4
convenient to the various learning spaces within the
school

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
SCORE /
NATURE OF FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS REMEDY TO IMPROVE FUNCTIONALITY
Lighting controls are easily accessible and controllable; 4
adjustable lighting; artificial, non-harsh lighting

Acoustics in entryways, lobby, and corridors minimized 3


to avoid disturbances to classroom learning areas through
use of barriers and sound-dampening materials;
acoustical separation between instructional areas and
restrooms
Ventilation and heating/cooling of common spaces and 2 Having problems with controls Continue working to solve controls issue
restrooms are appropriate; Ventilation provides good air throughout the school. Still many
circulation and quality of air hot spaces in the school.

UTILITIES, FIXED EQUIPMENT,


SURFACES, & STORAGE
SCORE /
NATURE OF FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS REMEDY TO IMPROVE FUNCTIONALITY
Flooring 4
• Lobby flooring should be hard surfaces
• Entryway floors have walk-off carpets/mats
• Corridor flooring either resilient flooring or
• Restroom flooring is hard surface with
appropriate drainage

Walls 4
• Entryway walls should be of durable materials,
similar to exterior walls
• Corridor walls are durable material, easily
cleaned with high-impact corner guards

• Tackboards throughout the building

Electrical power outlets available throughout the 4


corridors
Doors opening into corridors recessed 4

Restroom fixtures are appropriate in number and height 4


(sink, toilet); Drinking fountains are available throughout
the school and at appropriate heights

COMMON SPACES
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GENERAL LEARNING SPACES


SAFETY, SECURITY, & SUPERVISION
SCORE / FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
NATURE OF REMEDY TO IMPROVE
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS FUNCTIONALITY
Student learning space is easily accessed by students and 4
staff, clear lines of sight, and easily supervised; location
and layout do not impede supervision

Windows and doors are secured; locking doors internal 2 Not lockable from the inside of Install locks that are lockable from the inside.
to school building and to external areas (where the room.
applicable such as Kindergarten learning spaces)

SPACE APPROPRIATENESS
SCORE / FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
NATURE OF REMEDY TO IMPROVE
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS FUNCTIONALITY
Size of learning spaces can accommodate multiple 4
learning activities

Teacher has workspace area and storage 4

Learning spaces have good proximity to restrooms 4


(Kindergarten rooms are directly adjacent to dedicated
restroom for grade level)

Learning spaces have reasonable access to entry/exitways 4


(multiple access for fire safety, access to playgrounds &
fields, Kindergarten learning spaces located in a part of the
building to allow easy parental pickup and dropoff)

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
SCORE / FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
NATURE OF REMEDY TO IMPROVE
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS FUNCTIONALITY
Lighting is mix of natural and artificial lighting; 3 Some switches are not working
artificial, non-harsh lighting; lighting controls are easily properly.
accessible and controllable; adjustable lighting

Acoustics within the learning spaces appropriate for the 3 Air handlers above the English
learning space; acoustics of surrounding classrooms and hall vibrate classroom
non-classroom spaces have minimal effects on projectors.
classroom
Heating/cooling controls are accessible to keep room 2 Having problems with controls Continue working to solve controls issue
temperature at appropriate levels; Ventilation provides throughout the school. Still many
good air circulation and quality of the room hot spaces in the school.

Flexibility and Adaptability of learning space to allow 4


for multiple uses – limited fixed equipment and furniture

Student personalization including space on the walls and 4


student personal spaces

UTILITIES, FIXED EQUIPMENT,


SURFACES, & STORAGE
SCORE / FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
NATURE OF REMEDY TO IMPROVE
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS FUNCTIONALITY
Number and placement of electrical outlets allows for 4
use of technology throughout the learning space

Storage: 4
• Student storage space for belongings such as
coats and backpacks, Primary grades (K-2) have
cubby spaces;
• Shelving for books and other learning
materials;
• Storage for teacher supplies and equipment

Flooring is appropriate for the learning environment 4


(Kindergarten classroom has mixture of carpet and other
“wet area” flooring; restroom flooring is hard surface
with appropriate drainage); classroom entrance flooring
accommodates clothing and footwear for Wyoming
weather
Wall surfaces allow for display of student work; hard 4
surfaces are easily cleaned

Chalkboards, whiteboards, smartboards, and projector 4


screens are at an appropriate height for students

GENERAL LEARNING SPACES


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SPECIAL EDUCATION CLASSROOMS


SAFETY, SECURITY, & SUPERVISION
SCORE / FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
NATURE OF REMEDY TO IMPROVE
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS FUNCTIONALITY
Student learning space is easily accessed by students 4
and staff, clear lines of sight, and easily supervised;
location and layout do not impede supervision;
Access is appropriate for students with special needs
(ADA)

Windows and doors are secured; locking doors 2 Not lockable from the inside Install locks that are lockable from the inside.
internal to school building of the room.

SPACE APPROPRIATENESS FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF


REMEDY TO IMPROVE
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS COMMENTS FUNCTIONALITY
Size of learning space can accommodate multiple 4
learning activities, allows for observation of students
without directly interfering with learning activities;
Space to accommodate large equipment and supplies
required to deliver the education program

Restroom adjacent to classroom; includes shower and 4


changing area; restroom and facilities are
appropriately designed to accommodate students with
special needs
Teacher has workspace area and access to 4
accommodate multiple related service activities

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
SCORE / FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
NATURE OF REMEDY TO IMPROVE
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS FUNCTIONALITY
Lighting is mix of natural and artificial lighting; 3 Some switches are not
artificial, non-harsh lighting; lighting controls are working properly.
easily accessible and controllable

Acoustics within the classroom appropriate for the 3


learning space; acoustics of surrounding classrooms
and non-classroom spaces have minimal effects on
classroom
Heating/cooling controls are accessible to keep room 2 Having problems with controls Continue working to solve controls issue
temperature at appropriate levels; Ventilation throughout the school. Still
provides good air circulation and quality of the room many hot spaces in the school.

Flexibility and Adaptability of classroom space to 4


allow for multiple uses – limited fixed equipment and
furniture
Student personalization including space on the walls 4
and student cubby spaces

UTILITIES, FIXED EQUIPMENT,


SURFACES, & STORAGE
SCORE / FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
NATURE OF REMEDY TO IMPROVE
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS FUNCTIONALITY
Number and placement of protected electrical outlets 4
allows for use of technology throughout the learning
space
Storage: 4
• Cubby space for student belongings;
• Shelving for books and other learning
•materials;
Storage for teacher supplies and equipment

Flooring is mixture of carpet and other “wet area” 4


flooring; restroom flooring is hard surface with
appropriate drainage; classroom entrance flooring
accommodates clothing and footwear for Wyoming
weather
Restroom fixtures are appropriate height (sink, toilet, 4
drinking fountain)

Wall surfaces allow for display of student work; hard 4


surfaces are easily cleaned

Chalkboards, whiteboards, smartboards, and projector 4


screens are at an appropriate height for students

Where appropriate, ceiling supports and other 4


structural supports to accommodate equipment and
supplies associated with learning environment

SPECIAL EDUCATION
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SERVICES
SAFETY, SECURITY, &
SUPERVISION SCORE /
NATURE FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
OF REMEDY TO IMPROVE
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS FUNCTIONALITY
Library & media space is easily accessed by 3 Some lines of sight issues.
students and staff, clear lines of sight, and easily
supervised; location and layout do not impede
supervision; Entrance to the room visible from the
circulation desk
Windows and doors are secured; locking doors
internal to school building and to external areas
(where applicable)
4

SPACE APPROPRIATENESS SCORE /


NATURE FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
OF REMEDY TO IMPROVE
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS FUNCTIONALITY
Size of learning spaces can accommodate multiple
learning activities; Space allows for safe, smooth,
efficient traffic through the entire area

• Stacks area 4

• Individual and small group activity;


separated from large group instructional area

• Large group instructional area

• Computer lab/workstations

Office area for media center specialist; storage of 4


supplies and materials

One or more entrances from the main corridor; 4


main entrance preferably double doors

Direct access between media center and computer 4


lab/workstations

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS SCORE /


NATURE FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
OF REMEDY TO IMPROVE
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS FUNCTIONALITY
Lighting is mix of natural and artificial lights; as 4
much natural daylight as possible is encouraged;
lighting controls easily accessible; adjustable
lighting; blinds and blackout capability; separate
lighting controls for each learning area

Acoustics so as to minimize noise within the space 3


as well as limiting effects on learning areas outside
of the space

Heating and cooling controls easily accessible; 3 Has AC with similar control
good ventilation and air quality; computer labs issues as in general
should be maintained at 68 degrees classrooms.

UTILITIES, FIXED EQUIPMENT,


SURFACES, & STORAGE SCORE /
NATURE FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
OF REMEDY TO IMPROVE
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS FUNCTIONALITY
Number and placement of electrical outlets and 4
data outlets are conveniently accessed in all of the
learning areas

Storage 4
• Equipment and supplies;
• Lockable cabinets with adjustable shelves
in computer lab;
• Open adjustable shelving for stacks;
• Base cabinets around circulation desk for
processing activities
• Wall cabinets;
• Adjustable shelving behind circulation
HVAC requirements special for these areas to 4
control temperature

Storage for large and small equipment and supplies 4


(computers, peripherals, etc.)

LIBRARY & MEDIA CENTER


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MUSIC
SAFETY, SECURITY, &
SUPERVISION SCORE /
NATURE FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
OF REMEDY TO IMPROVE
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS FUNCTIONALITY
Student learning space is easily accessed by 4
students and staff, clear lines of sight, and easily
supervised; location and layout do not impede
supervision

Windows and doors are secured; locking doors 2 Art room is not lockable Provide doors that are lockable from the
internal to school building and to external areas from the inside. inside.
(where applicable)

Communication system between classroom and 4


office and outside is sufficient to overcome greater
noise levels associated with this space

SPACE APPROPRIATENESS SCORE /


NATURE FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
OF REMEDY TO IMPROVE
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS FUNCTIONALITY
Size of learning space can accommodate multiple 4
learning activities; appropriate performance space
is available

Teacher has workspace area and storage 4

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS SCORE /


NATURE FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
OF REMEDY TO IMPROVE
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS FUNCTIONALITY
Lighting is mix of natural and artificial lighting; 3 Some switches are not
artificial, non-harsh lighting; lighting controls are working properly.
easily accessible and controllable; adjustable
lighting; avoid lighting that produces a 60-cycle
hum

Acoustics within the learning spaces appropriate for 3


the learning space; acoustics of surrounding
learning spaces and learning support spaces have
minimal effects on classroom; use of lower
absorption materials for acoustical treatments;
teacher must be able to hear the individual as well
as the balance within the ensemble

Heating/cooling controls are accessible to keep 2 Having problems with Continue working to solve controls issue
room temperature at appropriate levels; Ventilation controls throughout the
provides good air circulation and quality to the school. Still many hot
space spaces in the school.
Flexibility and Adaptability of learning space to 4
allow for multiple uses; movable/operable walls to
divide spaces – limited fixed equipment and
furniture
Student personalization including space on the 4
walls and other student display spaces

UTILITIES, FIXED EQUIPMENT,


SURFACES, & STORAGE SCORE /
NATURE FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
OF REMEDY TO IMPROVE
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS FUNCTIONALITY
Number and placement of electrical outlets allows 4
for use of technology throughout the learning space
Storage: 4
• Student storage space for belongings;
• Supplies and equipment;
• Storage for teacher supplies and
equipment

Flooring is appropriate for the learning 4


environment

Chalkboards, whiteboards, smartboards, and 4


projector screens are at an appropriate height for
students

Lockable space for supplies storage; Base and wall 4


cabinets in arts space; stacking area for wall

Sinks with appropriate drainage in arts and music 3 No clay traps in the art area.
spaces to clean equipment

ARTS & PERF ARTS & MUSIC


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APPLIED LAB LEARNING SPACES (e.g.,


SCIENCE, CTE)
SAFETY, SECURITY, & SUPERVISION
SCORE / FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
NATURE OF REMEDY TO IMPROVE
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS FUNCTIONALITY
Student learning space is easily accessed by students and 4
staff, clear lines of sight, and easily supervised; location
and layout do not impede supervision

Windows and doors are secured; locking doors internal 2 Not lockable from inside of Install lockable doors.
to school building and to external areas (where room.
applicable)

Communication system between classroom and office 4


and outside is sufficient to overcome greater noise levels
associated with this space

Lockable space for supplies storage; lockable space for 4


science chemicals and other hazardous materials

Health and safety treatment mechanisms are easily 4


accessible, such as eyewash, chemical showers, and first
aid kits

SPACE APPROPRIATENESS
SCORE / FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
NATURE OF REMEDY TO IMPROVE
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS FUNCTIONALITY
Size of learning space can accommodate student 3 Great space in the science area
learning and multiple learning activities; Space to and in the business area. Wood
accommodate large equipment and supplies required to Shop and metal shop area is
deliver the education program; Lab stations can small and crowded.
accommodate student activities
Teacher has workspace area 4

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
SCORE / FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
NATURE OF REMEDY TO IMPROVE
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS FUNCTIONALITY
Lighting is mix of natural and artificial lighting; 3 Some switches not working
artificial, non-harsh lighting; lighting controls are easily properly.
accessible and controllable
Acoustics within the classroom appropriate for the 3
learning space; acoustics of surrounding classrooms and
non-classroom spaces have minimal effects on
classroom
Heating/cooling controls are accessible to keep learning 2 Having problems with controls Work to fix control issues.
space temperature at appropriate levels; Ventilation throughout the school. Still
provides good air circulation and quality of the learning many hot spaces in the school.
space and chemical storage area
Flexibility and Adaptability of classroom space to allow 4
for multiple uses; appropriate fixed equipment and
furniture
Student personalization including space on the walls and 4
student personal storage spaces

UTILITIES, FIXED EQUIPMENT,


SURFACES, & STORAGE
SCORE / FIRST-ORDER APPROXIMATION OF
NATURE OF REMEDY TO IMPROVE
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS REMEDY COMMENTS FUNCTIONALITY
Number and placement of electrical outlets allows for 4
use of technology throughout the learning space
Storage: 4
• Student storage space for belongings;
• Storage for equipment & supplies and other
learning materials;
• Storage for teacher supplies and equipment
Flooring is appropriate for the learning environment; 4
classroom entrance flooring accommodates clothing and
footwear for Wyoming weather
Lab station surfaces appropriate for instructional 4
activities
Ventilation systems in lab area to control air quality 4
Wall surfaces allow for display of student work; hard 4
surfaces are easily cleaned
Blackboards, whiteboards, smartboards, and projector 4
screens are at an appropriate height for students

APPLIED LAB LEARNING


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