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ERIC Number: ED002526
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 11
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DESIGNING, CONSTRUCTING AND FINANCING FACILITIES FOR A COMMUNITY SCHOOL.
BATES, GUY J.; AND OTHERS
IN FLINT THE EFFECTIVENESS AND SCOPE OF COMMUNITY USE OF THE SCHOOL WAS DIRECTLY RELATED TO ITS FACILITIES AND THEIR AVAILABILITY. THUS THE CONCEPT OF A COMMUNITY SCHOOL PROGRAM HAD A PRONOUNCED EFFECT ON THE ARCHITECTURAL PLANNING OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN FLINT. FLINT'S FIRST COMMUNITY SCHOOL CONTAINED THE FOLLOWING FACILITIES NOT USUALLY FOUND IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS--A COMMUNITY ROOM THE SIZE OF A REGULAR CLASSROOM AND EQUIPPED WITH A SMALL KITCHEN, A LARGE GYMNASIUM, TWO AND ONE-HALF TO FIVE TIMES THE SIZE OF THE ALL-PURPOSE ROOM USUALLY FOUND IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, AND PROVIDED WITH LOCKER AND SHOWER ROOMS AS WELL AS LAVATORIES WHICH COULD BE REACHED FROM THE PLAYGROUND, AN AUDITORIUM SEATING FROM 200 TO 300 AND CONTAINING A REGULAR STAGE, WORKSHOP, AND STORAGE AREA, AND A LIGHTED PLAYGROUND AND HARD-SURFACED BASKETBALL COURT. THE NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS WERE PLANNED SO THAT A FAIRLY DISTINCTIVE SEPARATION WAS MADE BETWEEN THE COMMUNITY AREA AND THE REGULAR SCHOOL AREA. THIS MADE IT POSSIBLE TO CUT OFF ONE FROM THE OTHER WITH CORRIDOR GATES, THEREBY MAKING FOR EASIER SUPERVISION WHEN THE TOTAL BUILDING WAS NOT IN USE.
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Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL. Industrial Relations Center.; Flint Board of Education, MI.
Identifiers: Michigan (Flint); Mott Foundation