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Facility Planning Terminology

Below are some terms and definitions that will be used throughout the Long-Range Facility Planning Process.

Capacity Analysis
This study analyzes the spatial needs to accommodate current curriculum and programmatic needs for today’s student population at each campus and for future demographic shifts. It will be used to determine what physical space additions and/or modifications are needed to serve the students at each campus.

Cost Analysis and Budgeting
Provides cost data to accomplish all maintenance needs, capital improvements, life cycle enhancements, additions/renovations, new facilities, and other district-wide projects to accomplish the facilities goals and needs identified in the Long Range Facility Plan.

Educational Adequacy Assessment
This assessment considers the current conditions of the learning environments for all facilities in the District in comparison against the new Education Specifications, Next Generation L earning Environments, and in alignment with the District’s Visioning Core Values. It makes statements, recommendations, and requirements for the facilities and space that are needed to accommodate learning in Keller ISD today in in the future.

Education Specifications
Design standards and concepts to be used by Keller ISD to guide new facility construction and major space renovations to create engaging and effective learning environments. Texas public schools are required to have these by law. The specifications define, both narratively and graphically, how learning may occur, and establish performance expectations for Keller ISD facilities, by incorporating principles and strategies for successful teaching and learning within the built environment.

Facilities Condition Assessment
The FCA is comprised of data collection and capital improvement requirements/recommendations of the physical conditions of all facilities in the District. It considers life safety systems, TEA Guidelines, health and welfare of the students, maintenance, the life cycle duration of all the systems, and finishes in the building.

Technical Design Guidelines
This document states the general principles to be used in the design of schools with respect to systems, construction, materiality, and finishes with the objective of achieving design consistency, equity and quality, and which can be effectively, efficiently and economically managed through their life cycle. The goal of these guidelines is also to provide safe, functional and sustainable environments conducive to learning. They are comprised of all the technical requirements for construction of buildings for the District.