Public School Buildings in Minnesota

This data set represents footprints of buildings that primarily serve as sites for delivering non-charter, K-12 public education in Minnesota. The goal is to discretely and uniquely identifying specific buildings, designated by specific street addresses, that house one or more active public school programs. More specifically, school programs classified as elementary, middle, junior high, senior high, or secondary, delivered by independent, common, or special school districts.<br/><br/>In contrast to MDE's annual school program locations data set that uniquely identifies specific programs, when a single building houses multiple programs, this data set will have just one record. For example, a single building might house a district office, an ECFE program, an elementary program, and a middle school program. In this case, the name assigned will be for the "highest classification" - in other words, the middle school program. This is often an oversimplified name for the building, but it is more complete than relying on incomplete building names from OSM.<br/><br/>The intended purpose of this data set is for geospatial software users who require basic details (building name and address) on locations of buildings that are primarily used for public education, but also are frequently used for other community needs. It covers most, but not alll active public school program locations (see Completeness section), it does not include charter schools, it does not include private schools, and it does not include buildings delivering non-K12 educational programs.

Additional Info

Field Value
dsAccessConst None
dsCurrentRef This dataset is current as of Spring of 2022, and will be updated as needed.
dsModifiedDate 2022-05-07 00:02:06
dsOriginator Minnesota Department of Education
dsPeriodOfContent 5/4/2022
dsPurpose The intended purpose of this dataset is to identify "major" buildings where public K-12 school programs are actively being delivered. These buildings frequently have unique qualities and play a unique role within local communities, and this data set can serve as a "simpler" view of public education facilities than MDE's school program locations dataset. It should NOT be used to identify every place where educational programs are taking place, because there are several exceptions to the buildings included (see the Abstract and Completeness sections). If your need is to measure any place educational programs are delivered, use the struc-school-program-locs dataset.
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