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 Best Practices 

 and Planning 

Best Practices

Best practices provide an overview of critical topics identified during the facility master plan process, emerging from the Ed Specs Committee and Core Planning Group, as well as the site committee and community forum for each campus. These practices build on the work of CCUSD while also drawing from the innovations of similar districts, and they are embodied throughout the Ed Specs.

Campus Safety and Security 

Guidelines using a holistic approach to make campuses feel safer and more secure yet welcoming.

Site Design and Landscape 

Strategies to make the most of the outdoors for gathering, learning, playing and dining.

Site Approach and Access

Guidelines for improving drop off, parking, service areas and creating welcoming entries.


Strategies to support student-centered use of fluid technology in dynamic learning environments. 

Planning for Innovation

What are the key building components and planning principles that will reflect the Ed Specs Guiding Purpose? The section below shows new vocabulary and descriptions for new spaces created to support CCUSD’s vision and mission which grew out of the work with the Ed Specs Committee.

Small Learning Communities

Teacher Support Network Approach 

Learning Studios
versus Classrooms



Variety of Lab Models


Supporting Inclusivity with Special Education

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