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Navigate the School Siting Guidelines

The School Siting Guidelines have been designed as PDF documents with a website component to allow for easy access to specific resources. This page helps different audiences find the information they are looking for faster. Below are suggestions for:

Parents, teachers, and the public

  1. About the Guidelines gives a basic overview of the guidelines and information about some of the considerations that go into establishing school siting criteria locally and the key stages of environmental review.
  2. Frequent Questions provides answers to many of the most common questions, such as:
  3. Review the Meaningful Public Involvement section, which includes a chart of key Public Engagement Points and Strategies when public input will be particularly important.
  4. Use Resources to find additional information on the kinds of issues often encountered during the siting process.

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Local education agency (LEA) officials or others with siting responsibilities, and School Siting Committee (SSC) members

  1. Read basic information about the Guidelines.
  2. View or print the guidelines to follow and understand EPA's recommendations for considering environmental factors in school siting decisions.
  3. Use Resources to find additional information on the kinds of issues often encountered during the siting process.
  4. Review Frequent Questions and Public Involvement in Developing the Guidelines to get an overview of how EPA is addressing many of the key issues in the guidelines.

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State officials and staff

  1. Read basic information about the Guidelines.
  2. Read the Recommendations for States section of the guidelines:
  3. Review Frequent Questions to get an overview of how EPA is addressing many of the key issues, including this one:
  4. Resources provides additional information on the kinds of issues often encountered during the siting process.

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Tribal officials and staff

  1. Read basic information about the Guidelines
  2. Read the Recommendations for Tribes section of the guidelines:
  3. Frequent Questions get an overview of how EPA is addressing many of the key issues, including this one:
  4. Resources provides additional information on the kinds of issues often encountered during the siting process.

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