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Physical Space (physicalSpace)


Definitions

Source: Handbooks
An indoor or outdoor area designated for the purpose of meeting the educational needs of students or for the operation and administration of an educational unit. When located within a building, the area is bounded by a floor, a ceiling at least 6 feet 6 inches in height, and on the sides by vertical planes that may be real (walls, partitions) or imaginary (e.g., open classroom spaces, separated by floor markings only).


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Administrative Space Type

Administrative Space Type

Source: Handbooks
The space designed primarily for conducting administrative and business functions.

Code Set:

  • Administrative office/room - N/A
  • Attendance reception - N/A
  • Clerical areas - N/A
  • Conference room - N/A
  • General reception - N/A
  • + 15 More Codes...
Annual Hours of School Operation-After School

Annual Hours of School Operation-After School

Source: Handbooks
The number of hours that a building is open after regular school hours for its school related programs and operations over a twelve month period.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Annual Hours of School Operation-Before School

Annual Hours of School Operation-Before School

Source: Handbooks
The number of hours that a building is open before regular school hours for its school related programs and operations over a twelve month period.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Annual Hours of School Operation-Regular School Hours

Annual Hours of School Operation-Regular School Hours

Source: Handbooks
The number of hours that a building is open during regular school hours for its school related programs and operations over a twelve month period.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Annual Hours of School Operation-Summer Session

Annual Hours of School Operation-Summer Session

Source: Handbooks
The number of hours that a building is open during the summer session for its school related programs and operations over a twelve month period.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Annual Hours of School Operation-Weekend Hours

Annual Hours of School Operation-Weekend Hours

Source: Handbooks
The number of hours that a building is open during weekend hours for its school related programs and operations over a twelve month period.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Art Specialty Space Type

Art Specialty Space Type

Source: Handbooks
The space designed to support the teaching and learning of 2 dimensional or 3 dimensional visual arts.

Code Set:

  • 2-dimensional art classroom - A space for drawing and painting.
  • 3-dimensional art classroom - A space for sculpture or three-dimensional art work.
  • Ceramic studio - A space with built-in equipment for creating pottery.
  • Darkroom - A space with built-in equipment for printing and processing photographic films and papers.
  • Kiln room - A space with a built-in oven or furnace for pottery making.
  • + 2 More Codes...
Assembly Space Type

Assembly Space Type

Source: Handbooks
An area designed primarily for theater productions, assemblies, and other large gatherings.

Code Set:

  • Auditorium (fixed seats) - A space with a stage and audience seating to accommodate performing arts or other activities for a large audience.
  • Auditorium (multipurpose) - A space with a stage and movable chairs designed for assemblies, but also usable for other purposes.
  • Backstage room/green room - A space for actors and actresses to use before and during performances.
  • Control room - A space adjacent to the auditorium and equipped with a viewing area and built-in projection equipment.
  • Costume storage area - A space for costume storage.
  • + 3 More Codes...
Assigned Space

Assigned Space

Source: Handbooks
An indication that the instruction space in a school is used in the calculation of student capacity.

Code Set:

  • No - N/A
  • Yes - N/A
Basic Classroom Design Type

Basic Classroom Design Type

Source: Handbooks
A classroom designed for instruction of a particular age group, but not a specific subject.

Code Set:

  • Elementary - N/A
  • Other - N/A
  • Preschool/early childhood - N/A
  • Resource - N/A
  • Secondary - N/A
Capacity Factor

Capacity Factor

Source: Handbooks
A designation as to whether the space is included in the calculation of school building capacity under state or local guidelines.

Code Set:

  • Capacity space - An instructional space within a school that is assigned student capacity when establishing the enrollment capacity of the school.
  • Noncapacity space - An instructional space within a school that is not assigned student capacity when establishing the enrollment cpacity of the school.
Career-Technical Education Space Type

Career-Technical Education Space Type

Source: Handbooks
The classroom, laboratory, or shop specially located,designed, furnished, and equipped to support instruction of technical and technology related curriculum, usually tied to particular industry, for example, bio-tech, construction, or agriculture.

Code Set:

  • Aeronautical technology classroom - N/A
  • Agricultural/natural resources shop - N/A
  • Automotive/avionics technology shop - N/A
  • Barbering and cosmetology shop - N/A
  • Biotechnology laboratory - N/A
  • + 21 More Codes...
Circulation Space Type

Circulation Space Type

Source: Handbooks
A space designed to enable people to move within the building.

Code Set:

  • Elevator - N/A
  • Escalator - N/A
  • Hallway - N/A
  • Handicap Access Ramp - N/A
  • Lift - N/A
  • + 4 More Codes...
Classroom Identification Code

Classroom Identification Code

Source: Handbooks
A unique number or alphanumeric code assigned to a room by a school, school system, state, or other agency or entity.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Classroom Instruction Use Type

Classroom Instruction Use Type

Source: Handbooks
Indication of the particular grade levels that receives instruction in the classroom.

Code Set:

  • Elementary - N/A
  • Other - N/A
  • Preschool/early childhood - N/A
  • Resource - N/A
  • Secondary - N/A
Community Use Space Type

Community Use Space Type

Source: Handbooks
The space designed primarily for community or shared use.

Code Set:

  • Before- and after-school care - N/A
  • Before- and after-school office - N/A
  • Child care and development space - N/A
  • Community room - N/A
  • Family resource center - N/A
  • + 5 More Codes...
Food Service Space Type

Food Service Space Type

Source: Handbooks
The space located, designed, furnished and equipped to support meal programs.

Code Set:

  • Cafeteria - A space equipped primarily for the preparation, serving, consumption and clean-up of food.
  • Cafetorium - A space for the combined functions of a cafeteria and auditorium.
  • Convenience kitchen - A space for a small noncommercial kitchen, such as found in a teacher's lounge or early childhood area.
  • Dish return area - A space for waste disposal, dishwashing, dish racking, and general cleanup of materials used in the preparation, serving, and consumption of food.
  • Dry food/non-hazardous supplies storage area - A storage area for dry, nonperishable food, and non-hazardous supplies such as paper products.
  • + 13 More Codes...
Full Service Kitchen Type

Full Service Kitchen Type

Source: Handbooks
The type of kitchen housed in the facility as defined by whether it prepares food to be served onsite and/or at additional locations.

Code Set:

  • Central kitchen - A kitchen used for the production of food (full meals or parts of meals such as bakeries) for facilities other than that of the central kitchen.
  • Non-production kitchen - A kitchen that is used for the instruction of the culinary arts. This type of kitchen does not produce food to be served.
  • Production kitchen - A kitchen used for the production of food (full meals or parts of meals such as bakeries) for that facility and for other facililties.
  • Self-contained kitchen - A kitchen used for the production of food for that facility only.
Hours of Public Use per Week

Hours of Public Use per Week

Source: Handbooks
The number of hours that all or part of a building is used for purposes other than general education by the community or other organizations.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Identification Code

Identification Code (Common Attribute)

Source: Handbooks
A unique number or alphanumeric code assigned to a space, room, site, building, individual, organization, program, or institution by a school, school system, a state, or other agency or entity.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Identification System

Identification System (Common Attribute)

Source: Handbooks
A coding scheme that is used for identification and record-keeping purposes by schools, social services, or other agencies to refer to an individual, organization, program, or institution.

Code Set:

  • Other - N/A
  • Social Security Administration number - N/A
  • US government Visa number - N/A
  • Personal identification number - N/A
  • Family unit number - N/A
  • + 27 More Codes...
Indoor Athletic/Physical Education Space Type

Indoor Athletic/Physical Education Space Type

Source: Handbooks
The indoor space designed, located, furnished, and equipped for instruction and support of a physical education curriculum and athletic program.

Code Set:

  • Auxiliary gymnasium - N/A
  • Dance studio - N/A
  • Equipment storage - N/A
  • Gymnasium - N/A
  • Health classroom - N/A
  • + 9 More Codes...
Instructional Space Factor

Instructional Space Factor

Source: Handbooks
A designation as to whether the space is considered an instructional space under state or local guidelines.

Code Set:

  • Instructional space - A space designed and used primarily or exclusively for instruction and direct instructional support, including basic and specialty classrooms, laboratories, studios, science prep rooms, library/media center spaces, and indoor physical education spaces.
  • Noninstructional space - Any space that is not classified as instructional, including areas designed primarily for administration and student services, common areas used by students, such as cafeteria and auditorium, but that are generally not used for instruction, as well as areas required for the general operation of the building (such as hallways, stairwells, custodial, mechanical, and storage areas).
Joint Use Rationale

Joint Use Rationale

Source: Handbooks
The reasons for permitting and participating in joint-use.

Code Set:

  • Increase programs and services for students - N/A
  • Increase programs and services for the community - N/A
  • Increase utilization of under used space - N/A
  • Raise revenue - N/A
Joint Use Scheduling Type

Joint Use Scheduling Type

Source: Handbooks
The type of designation of non school district users by the amount of time they have access to public school for joint use.

Code Set:

  • Drop-in use - When the space is made available for informal, drop-in activities. In this case, the user does not reserve the space in advance. Usually, spaces are made available for drop-in use during specified hours and often the spaces available for drop-in use are outside the school building on the school grounds.
  • Long term lease - When a school space is shared or dedicated in a contractual lease to provide exclusive access toan outside entity for a period of time of at least five years and if associated with joint development may be over 20 years.
  • One-time event use - When a non-district entity utilizes aschool space through a one time written use agreement.
  • Short-term lease - When a non-district entity enters into a written agreement for the use of school space for a specified number of hours over a period of time of less than 5 years.
Joint User Type

Joint User Type

Source: Handbooks
The types of users sharing school district controlled, owned, or utilized facilities.

Code Set:

  • Civic groups - Individuals, groups, or organizations, who seek occasional use of school buildings and grounds for activities or events such as polling stations, community meetings, and special events.
  • Individuals - Persons, generally residents of a community, who have access to exterior spaces, such as play equipment, athletic fields or courts, and open space for personal use.
  • Other public agencies - A public agency that is not part of the school district that may offer programs, need to lease space and offer no program connection to the school, and/or may seek joint development with ongoing joint programming.
  • Private for-profit corporations - The use of school building and/or grounds by a private for-profit corporation, either for education-related work such as a private testing service or unrelated work such as private offices.
  • Private non-profit organizations - The use of school buildings and/or grounds by a non-profit organization such as after-school programs, health clinics, or adult education classes.
Library/Media Center Specialty Space Type

Library/Media Center Specialty Space Type

Source: Handbooks
The primary and auxiliary space designed to provide and support student and staff access to books, periodicals, software, videos, and the Internet.

Code Set:

  • Collections room - N/A
  • Copy center - N/A
  • Distance learning lab - N/A
  • Other - N/A
  • Reading room - N/A
  • + 3 More Codes...
Maximum Number of Seats

Maximum Number of Seats

Source: Handbooks
The most number of seats the class can maintain.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Net Area of Instructional Space

Net Area of Instructional Space

Source: Handbooks
The area of space directly used for instruction excluding circulation, administration, student services, and building support.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Number of Teaching Stations

Number of Teaching Stations

Source: Handbooks
The number of teaching stations, as defined by how many spaces have, or could have, a teacher assigned to them for classroom instruction.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Operations/Maintenance Space Type

Operations/Maintenance Space Type

Source: Handbooks
The area designed primarily for conducting activities concerned with maintaining the grounds, buildings, and equipment.

Code Set:

  • Boiler room - N/A
  • Communications closet - N/A
  • Custodial closet - N/A
  • Custodian office - N/A
  • Electrical closet - N/A
  • + 11 More Codes...
Optimum Number of Seats

Optimum Number of Seats

Source: Handbooks
The number of seats that is most favorable to the class.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Outdoor Athletic/Physical Education Space Type

Outdoor Athletic/Physical Education Space Type

Source: Handbooks
The outdoor space designed, located, furnished, and equipped for instruction and support of a physical education curriculum and athletic program.

Code Set:

  • Baseball field - N/A
  • Bleacher seating - N/A
  • Concessions/restrooms - N/A
  • Field house - N/A
  • Fitness trail - N/A
  • + 9 More Codes...
Outdoor/Non-athletic Space Type

Outdoor/Non-athletic Space Type

Source: Handbooks
The outdoor space located, designed, furnished, and equipped primarily for recreation,play and outdoor environmental education.

Code Set:

  • Kitchen garden - A garden in which plants for the use in the kitchen are cultivated.
  • Natural habitat area - An area planted with native shrubs, trees and plants for instruction in science, social studies, art and literature and for general recreation; provides a safe habitat for birds, butterflies, instects and small animals.
  • Outdoor classroom - An exterior area with seating for a class, shade, work-tables and access to water for informal or formal instruction, particularly for science, art, and nutrition, often in conjunction with a school garden or natural habitat area.
  • Outdoor seating - An exterior area with seating for a class, shade, work-tables and access to water for informal or formal instruction, particularly for science, art, and nutrition, often in conjunction with a school garden or natural habitat area.
  • Playground - A piece of land used for and usually eqipped with facilities for recreation especially by children.
  • + 3 More Codes...
Performing Arts Specialty Space Type

Performing Arts Specialty Space Type

Source: Handbooks
The space designed, located, furnished, and equipped for instruction and support of music and drama curricula and productions.

Code Set:

  • Auditorium (fixed seats) - A space with a stage and audience seating to accommodate performing arts or other activities for a large audience.
  • Backstage room/green room - A space for actors and actresses to use before and during performances.
  • Balcony - The a partial upper story of a fixed seat auditorium that includes added fixed seating for a theatre or assembly hall.
  • Band room - A space for the band to practice and rehearse their music.
  • Blackbox theater - A space consisting of a simple, somewhat unadorned performance space, usually a large square room with black walls and a flat floor for artists to explore theater.
  • + 13 More Codes...
Public Use Policy

Public Use Policy

Source: Handbooks
A description of the policy that enables the community or other organizations to use all or part of a building for purposes other than general education.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Science Specialty Space Type

Science Specialty Space Type

Source: Handbooks
The space designed, located, furnished, and equipped for instruction and experimentation in science.

Code Set:

  • Biology laboratory - N/A
  • Chemical storage room - N/A
  • Chemistry laboratory - N/A
  • Environmental science laboratory - N/A
  • General science laboratory - N/A
  • + 7 More Codes...
Served Facilities Identification Code

Served Facilities Identification Code

Source: Handbooks
A unique number or alphanumeric code assigned to a kitchen by a school, school system, state, or other agency or entity to identify facilities served by a central or production kitchen.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Space Description

Space Description

Source: Handbooks
A description of the space, as determined by its physical layout and built-in systems and equipment.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Space Design Type

Space Design Type

Source: Handbooks
The primary design or purpose of a space, as determined by its physical layout and built-in systems and equipment, regardless of its current use.

Code Set:

  • Administration - A space primarily for conducting overall administrative and business functions of a school, building, program, or service.
  • Assembly - A space primarily for formal and informal gathering, where school and community related activities are conducted by students, staff, and the public.
  • Athletic - A space primarily or exclusively for physical education and athletic activities, often with specialized floor, walls, size, equipment, lighting, and auxiliary spaces.
  • Basic classroom - A space for the activities dealing directly with the interaction between teachers and students that does not require content specialized furniture, fixtures, or equipment.
  • Corridors - A space for traveling throughout the building.
  • + 10 More Codes...
Space Use Type

Space Use Type

Source: Handbooks
The primary use of a space, as determined by its physical layout and built-in systems and equipment, regardless of its original design.

Code Set:

  • Administration - A space primarily for conducting overall administrative and business functions of a school, building, program, or service.
  • Assembly - A space primarily for formal and informal gathering, where school and community related activities are conducted by students, staff, and the public.
  • Athletic - A space primarily or exclusively for physical education and athletic activities, often with specialized floor, walls, size, equipment, lighting, and auxiliary spaces.
  • Basic classroom - A space for the activities dealing directly with the interaction between teachers and students that does not require content specialized furniture, fixtures, or equipment.
  • Corridors - A space for traveling throughout the building.
  • + 9 More Codes...
Space Utilization Area

Space Utilization Area

Source: Handbooks
The area in square feet measured between the principal wall that faces at or near floor level, including alcove spaces, and the outer limits of space designed to serve the activity. Structural space is excluded.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Special Education Specialty Space Type

Special Education Specialty Space Type

Source: Handbooks
The space designed, located, furnished, and equipped to support instruction of children with special physical, emotional, and/or educational needs.

Code Set:

  • IEP conference room - N/A
  • Itinerant staff room - N/A
  • Occupational therapy room - N/A
  • Other - N/A
  • Physical therapy room - N/A
  • + 3 More Codes...
Student Support Space Type

Student Support Space Type

Source: Handbooks
The space designed to provide student support services such as administrative, technical (e.g., guidance and health), and logistical support to facilitate and enhance instruction.

Code Set:

  • Career center - N/A
  • College center - N/A
  • Guidance/counseling room - N/A
  • Health room lavatory - N/A
  • Health suite - N/A
  • + 5 More Codes...
Unassigned Space

Unassigned Space

Source: Handbooks
An indication that the space in a school, including circulation, administration offices, support spaces, and common areas, is not part of the calculation for capacity.

Code Set:

  • No - N/A
  • Yes - N/A


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