School Siting Appendices and References

Sep 18, 2013

Appendices and References


Appendix 1

Appendix 2

Section 000.204 - CALCULATIONS
000.204.010 Criteria for Determining School Site.

The following criteria shall govern the calculation of school site:

A. Requirement and Population Ratio. The ultimate estimated number of students to be generated by the residential subdivision or development shall be the relevant demand unit, and shall be directly related to the amount of land required for a school site. The school site requirement shall be determined by obtaining the product of the following: (1) estimated number of students to be served in each school classification divided by the (2) maximum recommended number of students to be served in each such school classification as established in this Ordinance multiplied by the (3) recommended number of acres for a school site of each school classification as established in this Ordinance. The product thereof shall be the acres of land deemed needed to have sufficient school site land to serve the estimated increased number of students in each such school classification. The school site cash fee shall be the dollar amount equal to the product of the number of acres required for school site times the fair market value of land per acre established in this Ordinance.

B. School Classification and Size of School Site. School classifications and the size of school sites within the Village shall be determined in accordance with the following criteria:

Appendix Table


Appendix 3

Table 3 Information Sources

Municipal Ordinances referenced:






New Lenox



St. Charles

Appendix 4

Table 4 Information Sources

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Acknowledgments: CMAP would like to thank Jimm Dispensa, director of school demographics and planning for Chicago Public Schools, Clifford Bender A.I.A. from Healy, Bender & Associates, and Dr. John Harper, Superintendent for Plainfield Community Consolidated School District #202 for their valuable insights.


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Constance E. Beaumont and Elizabeth G. Pianca, Why Johnny Can't Walk to School: Historic Neighborhood Schools in the Age of Sprawl, 2nd edition (Washington, DC: National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2002),

Barbara McCann and Constance Beaumont, "Build Smart.'" American School Board Journal, vol.190, no. 10, 2003.

Steven Bingler, Linda Quinn, and Kevin Sullivan, Schools as Centers of Community: A Citizens' Guide For Planning and Design. 2nd edition National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, KnowledgeWorks Foundation, Council of Educational Facility Planners, Building Educational Success Together, Coalition for Community Schools, 2003.

Blank,Martin J.,Atelia Melaville, and Bela P. Shah, Making the difference: Research and practice in community schools. (Washington, D.C.: Institute for Educational Leadership, Coalition for Community Schools, 2003)

Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Household Travel Survey, NHTS Version 1.0 CD (Preliminary Release), January 2003.

Chicago Public Schools Press Release, Thursday January 24, 2008.

Chicago Sun-Times Article, "Chicago's Population Decline: Fallout: Nearly 150 Public Schools Half Empty. December 19th, 2007.

Council of Educational Facilities Planners International, "State Acreage Policies," Issuetrak (September 2003).

Council of Educational Facilities Planners International, U.S. EPA, "Schools for Successful Communities: An Element of Smart Growth", 2004.

Council of Educational Facilities Planners International Creating Connections: Guide for Educational Facility Planning., 2004.

Dover, Kohl & Partners and Chael, Cooper & Associates Design Guidelines for Pedestrian-Friendly Neighborhood School.,_Handbooks_and_Manuals/School_Design_Guidelines.pdf
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Transportation Characteristics of School Children, Report No. 4, Nationwide Personal Transportation Study, (Washington, D.C., July 1972).

ICMA IQ Report Volume 40 Special Edition, Item NO. E-43527 (2008)

ICMA IQ Report Volume 40 Special Edition

Illinois Capital Development Board, Build Smart. 2000

Illinois Capital Development Board, Join Committee on Administrative Rules Section Title 71 public buildings, facilities and real property, Chapter I: capital development board, subchapter A: rules, part 40 standards for award of grants: school construction program, section 40.130 construction grants.

Kevin J. Sullivan, Catching the Age Wave: Building Schools with Senior Citizens in Mind, (National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, October 2002)

The National Summit on School Design Report, (American Architectural Foundation and KnowledgeWorks Foundation, 2005)

Ogden CL, Carroll MD, Curtin LR, McDowell MA, Tabak CJ, Flegal KM. Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity in the United States, 1999-2004. JAMA 2006; 295:1549-1555.

Darren Springer "Intergrating Schools into Healthy Community Design", National Governors Association, Center for Best Practices Issue Brief, (May 2007)

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Barriers to Children Walking to or from School–United States 2004", Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (September 30, 2005),

U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, "Travel to School: The Distance Factor", NHTS Brief National household Travel Survey, January 2008.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Travel and Environmental Implications of School Siting (Washington, DC: U.S. EPA, 2003),

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