Relations With Local Agencies



The Governing Board recognizes the importance of collaborating and communicating with other local agencies in order to provide the best possible school facilities and to allocate facility resources in an effective and efficient manner. The Board and District staff shall consult and coordinate with local agencies as required by law and whenever the expertise and resources of these agencies can assist the District in the planning, design and construction of facilities.

Following notification by a city or county of proposed action to adopt or substantially revise a general plan, the Board may request a meeting with the local planning agency to discuss possible methods of coordinating planning, design and construction of new school facilities and school sites. (Government Code 65352.2)

The Superintendent or designee shall monitor land development proposals within district boundaries and shall ensure that an exchange of accurate information is maintained with city/county planning staff regarding the impact of land development on the District’s educational programs and facility needs.

Recognizing that available funds may not suffice to eliminate overcrowding in District schools caused by new development, the Board urges the city/county to adopt in its general plan or other appropriate planning documents, to the extent permitted by law, a provision which ensures that adequate school facilities will be available.

Notifications to Other Local Agencies

The Board shall notify the city council or county board of supervisors whenever it finds, based on clear and convincing evidence: (Government Code 65971)

  1. that conditions of overcrowding exist in one (1) or more attendance areas within the District which will impair the normal functioning of the educational programs, and the reason for the existence of those conditions; and
  2. that all reasonable methods of mitigating conditions of overcrowding have been evaluated and no feasible method for reducing those conditions exists.

The above notice shall specify the mitigation measures considered by the District and shall include a completed application to the Office of Public School Construction for preliminary determination of eligibility for school construction under applicable state law. (Government Code 65971)

The Superintendent or designee shall notify the appropriate city or county planning agency of the adoption of a school facility needs analysis or facilities master plan, the acquisition of a school site, or other action regarding school facilities in accordance with law.

Legal Reference:
Education Code
17280-17316 Approval of plans and supervision of construction
35275 New school planning; cooperation with recreation and park authorities
Government Code
53090-53097.5 Compliance with city or county regulations
65300-65307 Authority for and scope of general plans
65352.2 Communication between cities, counties and school districts
65850-65863.11 Adoption of regulations
65970-65981 School facilities
65995-65998 Developer fees
Public Resources Code
21000-21177 California Environmental Quality Act of 1970
Code of Regulations, Title 5
14010 Procedure for site acquisition
Code of Regulations, Title 14
15000-15285 Implementation of California Environmental Quality Act of 1970
Management Resources:
Web Sites
Office of Public School Construction:
CDE, School Facilities Division:

First Reading: 8/17/05

Governing Board Approval: 9/14/05

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