School location decisions impact so much more than education. Where we place schools affects health, transportation, safety, social equity, and community finances for decades, if not centuries to come. School location influences where we build infrastructure and housing, as well as a myriad of other cascading decisions around growth. If your community is considering any change in school facilities, decision makers should be encouraged to begin the journey down the road to collaboration. by Kathleen Aragon
This article highlights the efforts of Las Cruces, NM and Billings, MT in working with local school districts to establish regular lines of communication and cooperation.