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ERIC Number: ED013527
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Apr-26
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
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COST MODEL FOR LARGE URBAN SCHOOLS.
O'BRIEN, RICHARD J.
THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS A COST SUBMODEL OF AN URBAN EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM. THIS MODEL REQUIRES THAT PUPIL POPULATION AND PROPOSED SCHOOL BUILDING ARE KNOWN. THE COST ELEMENTS ARE--(1) CONSTRUCTION COSTS OF NEW PLANTS, (2) ACQUISITION AND DEVELOPMENT COSTS OF BUILDING SITES, (3) CURRENT OPERATING EXPENSES OF THE PROPOSED SCHOOL, (4) PUPIL TRANSPORTATION COSTS, (5) INSTRUCTIONAL EQUIPMENT COSTS, AND (6) DEBT SERVICE COSTS. VARIABLES CITED THAT DETERMINE CONSTRUCTION COSTS OF NEW SCHOOLS ARE ADMINISTRATION COSTS, SPACE PER PUPIL, TOTAL PUPILS, AND THE SQUARE FOOT COST. FROM EVIDENCE PRESENTED, THE ASSUMPTION THAT LARGER SCHOOL PLANTS COST LESS PER PUPIL CANNOT BE SUPPORTED. QUANTITY RATHER THAN QUALITY OF BUILDING WAS CONSIDERED. LAND COSTS ARE DETERMINED BY COST PER ACRE, LAND NEEDED FOR TYPE OF SCHOOL, LAND NEEDED PER PUPIL, AND TOTAL NUMBER OF PUPILS. CURRENT OPERATING COSTS ARE ESTIMATED FROM SALARY LEVEL AND NUMBER OF STAFF, EDUCATIONAL LEVEL AND NUMBER OF PUPILS, AND TEACHER-PUPIL RATIO. TRANSPORTATION EXPENSES ARE DETERMINED FROM EQUIPMENT COST, MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE COST, PUPILS TRANSPORTED, EFFECTIVE CAPACITY OF BUS PER MILE COST OF OPERATION, BUS SPEED, AND PUPIL COLLECTION TIME. INSTRUCTIONAL EQUIPMENT COSTS ARE DETERMINED FROM PURCHASE AND MAINTENANCE COSTS, AND NUMBER OF PUPILS USING EQUIPMENT. DEBT SERVICE COSTS ARE ESTIMATED FROM CONSTRUCTION, BUS, EQUIPMENT, LAND PURCHASE, INTEREST VARIABLES, AND AMORTIZATION SCHEDULE. (JZ)
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Authoring Institution: National Center for Educational Statistics (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Office of Education