COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE
Co-location and Development of Public/Community Facilities
Direction from the Joint Boards
Tucker, Moran, Foley, Davis, Behrens
LEGAL REVIEW: Yes
February 14, 2007
ACTION: X INFORMATION:
The School Board has expressed interest in exploring the concept of co-located and co-developed facilities when possible as a service model for the community. The School Board was made aware of one proposal where the development of a partnership between Albemarle High School and the Jefferson Institute of Lifelong Learning (JILL) might be possible. The proposal is included as Attachment A. This proposal suggests that an opportunity exists to research and potentially develop a site and facility model that shifts schools from being created and viewed as primarily PK-12 facilities to a prototype for a 24/7 community-school center concept. Other ideas include extended services for children or adults located on school sites. How well this may work on this specific project or others and the pros and cons of such use have not been evaluated by staff.
Goal Three: Develop Policies and Infrastructure Improvements to Address the County’s Growing needs
As staff plans for the CIP needs of the future, direction regarding the degree to which there is interest in pursuing joint use opportunities would be useful. Pursuing this concept would mean that personnel would have to be identified to explore the pros and cons of this concept further and report back on issues that will need to be considered. In considering this concept further, a number of questions will need to be answered:
· How will funding be identified for such joint endeavors?
· Is there fiscal efficiency by co-locating facilities?
· Would the proposed space use provide services to the school which would assist or enhance the learning or social-psychological development of school-age children?
· Are there significant problems or hardships created by the proposed use of the school?
Sources of funding for such projects would have to be identified.
Staff recommends that the Board of Supervisors and the School Board discuss whether or not there is an interest in exploring the concept of co-located and co-developed facilities and direct staff to identify the process for this to occur.
A – Intergenerational Partnership Concept Proposal
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