F. Facilities Development


As the Board seeks to overcome deficiencies in its physical plant, it will strive to provide new and remodeled facilities that will offer the best possible physical environment for learning and teaching.

The Board aims specifically toward:

  1. New buildings and renovations that will accommodate and facilitate those new organizational and instructional patterns that support the school system's educational philosophy and instructional goals;
  2. Meeting all safety requirements through the remodeling of older structures;
  3. Providing such building renovations as needed to meet requirements on the availability of public school facilities to individuals with disabilities; and
  4. Building design and construction that will lend to low maintenance costs and the conservation of energy. These two factors will also be given special consideration in the renovation of buildings.

It is the Board's goal to provide the appropriate facilities needed for the number of students in the district and to provide the kind of facilities that will best support and accommodate the educational program. To this end, there should always be a five-year facilities plan on file with the Board, which is updated every two years.

Decisions pertaining to educational specifications of new buildings and those undergoing extensive remodeling will be developed only after the viewpoints of teachers, students and parents have been sought.





Cape Elizabeth School Department facilities are a source of pride for our community. They are a tangible reflection of the commitment of the citizenry to the education of our children. Therefore, the School Board may choose to name all facilities or portions thereof only after careful consideration of the message being sent to the community by the names selected. No school, facility or any part of a school, facility or other school property shall be named or renamed without formal School Board approval.

The School Board shall appoint a committee made up of the Superintendent, two School Board members, a building administrator, a teacher, a parent, and a community member to review the request for naming. The requesting party shall not be a member of the committee. The committee will study the naming proposal and make a recommendation to the School Board.

The Board shall not name, re-name, or change the name of any existing school facility, or part of a facility, for any individual, couple, or family whether living or deceased, unless there is an affirmative vote of the School Board. The School Board reserves the right to decline to accept any donation conditioned on a naming right unacceptable to the school department. Facilities will not be named for persons who are currently employed by the school department or active in its operations or those who currently hold any public office. 

The Board shall make every effort to respect the preference of the committee; however, final decisions on the naming of a school facility, or part of a facility, shall rest entirely with the School Board and, as applicable, Town Council.

Cross Reference:

May 8, 2007


June 11, 2013


June 11, 2019

November 8, 2022


With the permission of the Superintendent, memorial scholarships created in the memory of an individual with a connection to the school may be created to be awarded at school activities. All offers of such scholarship opportunities will be submitted to the Superintendent with pertinent information concerning the purpose of the memorial scholarship, the criteria for its award, the connection between the person memorialized and the Cape Elizabeth schools, and the expected level of involvement of school officials and employees in collecting applications for, administering and identifying recipients of such scholarships. Displays in the school building(s) related to memorial scholarships will be limited to a plaque with the name of the scholarship and the names of the recipients.

Items may be accepted by the School Board in memory of an individual or event for installation and display outside of the school building. The Board will consider any maintenance costs to the district of such gifts. Items received become the property of the district and will be used for the purpose for which they were donated. In order to avoid unintentionally offending sensitivities, living memorials, such as planted trees, which are subject to natural decay and disease, will be strongly discouraged in favor of memorial benches and other forms of inanimate gifts.