The city of Rotterdam has a duty of care for school buildings. The municipality together with the schools in the city expressed the desire to improve the predictability of housing needs. In order to make a proper assessment of the building portfolio the IHP (Integraal HuisvestingsPlan) policy has been established; an investment strategy for the period 2015 – 2019, which indicates which school buildings are addressed at what time. The aim is to provide up to date housing and to make quality and efficiency improvements for future use. The indicative investment agenda provides clarity for both school and municipality. It creates better understanding of future developments regarding the school buildings, and provides a controlling mechanism for the efficient use of property.