21st Century Schools

21st Century Schools Report

In response to Governor Janet Napolitano's Executive Order 2007-06, the School Facilities Board has published the 21st Century Schools Report - Ensuring Innovative School Facilities for the Digital Age.

21st Century Schools Report
FD ID 175

Exhibit D-Feedback and Comments

These comments were received during the public review period of the 21st Century Schools Report - Ensuring Innovative School Facilities for the Digital Age. This link is referenced in the report. Included are survey results from the Department of Education and the Arizona Technology in Education Association.

Exhibit D-Feedback and Comments
FD ID 176

Executive Order - Building 21st Century Schools

Governor's Executive Order 2007-06 Building 21st Century Schools

Executive Order - Building 21st Century Schools
FD ID 143

Arizona School Design Primer

The "Arizona School Design Primer" was developed by Marlene S. Imirzian, AIA, as a first step to provide basic school design considerations.  These basics can be applied to every new or renovated school construction project and budget.  The purpose and focus of the Primer is to:

  • Raise the level of communication and expectations of school design
  • Empower the key decision makers for school design and construction in the State of Arizona with fundamental information
  • Inspire Arizona’s decision makers

The Primer highlights basic design considerations and shows how informed and imaginative responses to each of them during the design stage of new construction and renovation projects will result in schools: that will improve student performance, that are easier to maintain, that will retain better teachers, and that cost less in the long run.

Arizona School Design Primer
FD ID 377

Indoor Air Quality

A.R.S. 15-2002.A.14 requires the SFB to provide school districts with information on improving and maintaining the indoor environmental quality in school buildings every two years.

Indoor Air Quality
FD ID 230

Articles of Interest

The SFB has been posting on our website articles or announcements of general interest on a variety of topics. Below are links to the previous postings. For this month's offering, please return to the homepage.

Mitigating Hazards in School Facilities
Education Design Showcase

Great Schools by Design
FD ID 239

Waterless or Water-Free Urinals

Over the past several years, the School Facilities Board has been a very vocal proponent of the installation of waterless urinals in all new school construction projects that we help fund. Below is information we hope you will find helpful in making the water-free urinal choice.

Waterless or Water-Free Urinals
SFB Grand Opening
Water is Precious
Research and Myths
Example of Simple Maintenance-English version
Example of Simple Maintenance-Spanish version
Study by St. Louis Health Department
Letter from UCLA
Letter from the University of Arizona
Waterless Analysis

FD ID 215

Arizona's Safe Routes to School Program

The Arizona Department of Transportation's Safe Routes to School Program.

Arizona's Safe Routes to School Program
FD ID 190

Why Johnny Can't Walk to School

The National Trust for Historic Preservation's presentation, Why Johnny Can't Walk to School, Historic Neighborhood Schools in the Age of Sprawl.

Why Johnny Can't Walk to School
FD ID 191

Safe Routes to School National Partnership

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership - a network of more than 300 nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools and professionals working together to advance the Safe Routes to Schools movement in the US.

Safe Routes to School National Partnership
FD ID 193

National Center for Safe Routes to School

The National Center for Safe Routes to School assists community leaders, parents and schools across the US in developing successful Safe Routes programs and strategies.

National Center for Safe Routes to School
FD ID 194

Building 21st Century Schools

The School Facilities Board Report-Building 21st Century Schools, Ensuring Innovative School Facilities for the Digital Age.

Building 21st Century Schools
FD ID 189

School Safety Recommendations

Based upon comments received from the SFB's Board and the public, a literature search, and design references such as CPTED, the SFB recommends that these safety features be considered as an element of any school design.

School Safety Recommendations
FD ID 153