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Policies from the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council's (ECFRPC) Strategic Regional Policy Plan (SRPP)
Policy 10.10: Promote and implement Safe Routes to School Programs and Guidelines in comprehensive plans and transportation and school planning.
Schools should be sited as community anchors, located within walking distance of their students and co-located with other public facilities where possible.
Avoid prescribing minimum acreage requirements for new school sites.
Renovation of existing structures for schools should take precedence over new construction where feasible.
Policy 10.16: Encourage schools to integrate into the surrounding neighborhoods by removing physical barriers (ie.walls), engaging in and hosting shared community activities, and co-locating with parks and other public facilities.
Policy 5.11: Encourage public buildings (ie. schools, post office, church, city hall) to locate in urban centers that become the “heart” of the community.
Policy 5.18: Encourage the removal of requirements for walls around residential neighborhoods along streets where children walk to school.
Policy 5.25: Encourage the development of sidewalks to establish greater connectivity.