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ERIC Number: ED018971
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-May
Pages: 4
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WHAT ABOUT CARPET. A SPEECH DELIVERED TO MASSACHUSETTS ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL COMMITTEES, (CHICOPEE, MASSACHUSETTS, MAY 21, 1964).
SMITH, MILLARD J.
A SPEECH BASED ON THE OBSERVATIONS OF MILLARD J. SMITH, PRINCIPAL OF SHAKER HIGH SCHOOL, LATHAM, NEW YORK, REGARDING THE USE OF CARPETING CONCLUDES THE BEHAVIOR PATTERNS OF THE STUDENTS ARE ALTERED BY THE USE OF CARPETING. CARPETS PROVIDE THE OPPORTUNITY TO USE OTHER AREAS OF THE SCHOOL AS CLASSROOMS. HALLS, CORRIDORS, STAIRS, LOBBIES, AND FLOOR ARE ALL CLASSROOMS. IN ADDITION, CARPET PREVENTS NOISE. CARPETING PRODUCES THE ACOUSTICAL ATMOSPHERE WHICH ALLOWS PARTITIONS TO BE MOVED AND ALTERED AT WILL. ACOUSTICAL CONTROL THROUGH CARPETING ALLOWS TEACHERS TO TEACH BETTER, KEEPS NOISE LEVELS DOWN, AND PROVIDES FLEXIBILITY OF UTILIZATION TO MEET THE NEEDS OF A MODERN SCHOOL PROGRAM. IT HAS BEEN FOUND THAT TEACHERS PREFER TO TEACH IN A CARPETED ENVIRONMENT. A PROBLEM IS WHEN CLEANING A SPOT THE CARPET IS CLEANER IN THAT AREA, HOWEVER, IN A FEW DAYS OF USE THE CARPET IS EVENED UP AGAIN. SPOT CLEANING IS DONE BY THE REGULAR CUSTODIAL STAFF. CARPET DOES COST LESS TO MAINTAIN AND THE SAVINGS CAN ADD UP TO THE COST OF REPLACING THE CARPET. VERY LITTLE TIME IS SPENT IN CLEANING CARPETS. ALSO THE EASE OF MAINTENANCE MEANS THAT CARPETED ROOMS CAN BE USED FOR AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES MORE THAN OTHER ROOMS BECAUSE THEY ARE ALWAYS READY. AN INVITATION IS EXTENDED BY MR. MILLARD TO VISIT SHAKER HIGH SCHOOL AND VIEW THEIR CARPET EXPERIMENT. IT IS REQUESTED THAT A LETTER BE SENT SPECIFYING THE PLANNED ARRIVAL DATE. (RK)
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