Joint Use Facilities
The idea of joint-use--generically meaning the development of
K-12 schools in combination with other facilities--is key to making
schools the centers of their neighborhoods. Today, most educational
facilities operate during a 7-8 hour time frame as stand alone
institutions with limited access or joint use by other community
New school facilities should be accessible--day and night, all
year round--to the community. Schools should serve as a variety
of community needs in partnership with a wide array of public,
civic, and private organizations. Smarter designs for new or renovated
school facilities can accommodate direct community access to spaces
like libraries, gymnasiums, auditoriums, health clinics, athletic
and recreational fields, and performing arts space.
In this section, you will find examples of join-use projects,
joint-use analysis and recommendations, and joint-use policies
from throughout California and the nation.