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With much at stake, national leaders came together to formulate a systems-based plan to address the PK–12 infrastructure crisis. The 21st Century School Fund (21CSF) and the University of California-Berkeley's Center for Cities + Schools (CC+S), in partnership with the National Council on School Facilities and the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, launched the Planning for PK–12 Infrastructure Initiative (P4si Initiative) in 2016.

In Phase 1 of the P4si Initiative (Fall 2016), a research team from 21CSF and CC+S facilitated a structured national engagement process to identify the challenges to adequacy and equity in PK–12 infrastructure and to propose system reforms. Our process garnered input from 85 leaders from 33 states and the District of Columbia who represented a diverse group of nonprofit advocacy leaders, local and state officials, researchers, building industry professionals, labor advocates, and finance experts.