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|Many Oregon districts are dealing with declining enrollment, demographic shifts, and/or facilities with conditions that make it hard to justify further capital investment. The “What, Where, Why, and How” of determining strategy for a districts real estate assets is difficult task. The question of how to best handle the sale or lease of a property so that it supports the district and the community has few simple answers.
A long-time Center volunteer who has worked with more than 15 districts, Skip Rotticci, Brooks Interest and Cushman Wakefield, has developed a Best Practice Guide to help districts think through these challenging situations and is available to work individual districts with all or part of the process. The Center is also ready to assist with the recommended Real Property Oversight Committee (RPOC).
The decision to close a school is difficult at best. It affects parents, neighborhoods, communities, district personnel, and, of course, students. It affects relationships, routines, and cherished memories. In short, it alters not only district operations but also lives.
A decision not to close a school or no decision at all, however, amidst circumstances of declining enrollment and economic necessity, can be imprudent. And while the immediate effects of closing a school may be painful, the long-term effects can be beneficial to everyone.
Indeed, the process of closing a school is arduous, but if done correctly, it becomes significantly less painful. This guide has been prepared to assist Oregon School Districts in the school closure decision making and disposition processes. It is intended to be a
The BPG is divided into five phases:
Real Property Disposition
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