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MOA projects featured in Stanford K12 Lab publication

Changing the Conversation about school safety spread of MOA projects

MOA is thrilled to have two project case studies featured in a recent publication from Stanford University’s K12 Lab. The K12 Lab develops educational models, strategies, and tactics to create more equitable K-12 education.

Changing the Conversation About School Safety is a guidebook for students, parents, educators, administrators, and anyone interested in school safety. The guidebook outlines strategies, exercises, and interventions to broaden the conversation around school safety, exploring the three values of community, equity, and wellbeing.

The guidebook features two MOA projects—a new day treatment center for Cherry Creek School District (CCSD) and our 2012 PK-12 facilities handbook, completed for the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

The case study of Day Treatment Center, currently under construction, addresses the challenge of how to manage student mental health at the district level. This new facility will support a program that integrates clinical mental health alongside classroom education. The District hopes this ground-breaking program will serve as a model for other school districts across the country.

The second case study looks at how school planners and architects can design inclusive learning environments that embrace cultural equity. Cultural equity was a critical driver of the PK-12 facilities handbook that MOA developed for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and a major influence on the firm’s designs of multiple American Indian schools.

“We feel honored that we could contribute to this project,” said Jack Mousseau, president of MOA and an educational planner for the firm. “We hope this guidebook will prove an important resource for anyone interested in school safety, and I’m excited to see our firm helping expand this important conversation.”

The guidebook is available for viewing on the K12 Lab website, where you can also learn more about the K12 Lab.