The ultimate driver of many school siting choices lies in the availability of land on which to build school sites, as well as the minimum sizes that school sites are required to be as mandated by local and state policies. Correspondingly, school siting practitioners and advocates have focused on developing and identifying model school siting policies that help to locate schools in more centralized geographies within existing communities.

ChangeLab solutions, in coordination with other school siting and active school travel partners, has developed their Model School Siting Policy package in order to provide educational policy makers and community groups with resources to develop their own local school siting policy in support of educational success, physical activity, and overall student wellness.