A healthy and safe physical school environment promotes learning by ensuring the health and safety of students and staff. A healthy school environment will address a school’s physical condition during normal operation as well as during renovation, protecting occupants from physical threats, biological and chemical agents in the air, water, or soil, as well as those purposefully brought into the school.
Colorado Department of Education Resources
Coordination and Practices:
RMC Physical Environment Smart Guide RMC Health, Coordination of physical environment across WSCC component areas.
Established in 2008 with the signing of C.R.S.22-43.7, BEST provides an annual amount of funding in the form of competitive grants to school districts, charter schools, institute charter schools, boards of cooperative educational services, and the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind. BEST funds can be used for the construction of new schools as well as general construction and renovation of existing school facility systems and structures.