Support access to and integration of high quality educational facilities with local communities.
Access to high quality educational opportunities is a critical element for both quality of life and economic development.
This effort should include greater coordination between the county, municipalities, school districts, and community groups related to school facility expansion and public use of K-12 facilities and other educational institutions. These efforts could include planning for school expansion as it relates to the built environment and growth areas, facilitating safe and walkable routes to school, and balancing public use of facilities when school is not in session. The county should continue to provide financial support to technical schools and community colleges that provide contemporary workforce training.