ERIC Number: ED192432
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Close It, Sell It, or Lease It: What to Do with That Old School.
Schomp, Katherine W.
The Denver (Colorado) Board of Education has taken a number of steps to avoid closing schools. Among these are refiguring school capacities; providing full-time space for programs that do not always function full-time; providing additional private space for related services (psychological, social work, and nursing); expanding instructional materials space; providing space in response to the mandates of Public Law 94-142; and providing programs for the neighborhood. Further attempts to handle the school closing problem were a communitywide examination in 1978-79 of the need for school closings and a recommendation that, for schools with a population of less than 50 percent of capacity, multiple-use occupancy be examined. The school district and the city of Denver have established a commission that attempts to take advantage of the opportunities for better, more efficient use of joint resources. Included are guidelines used in making decisions about surplus school space titled "Criteria for Alternate Use of Surplus Space," and "Criteria for the Disposition of Real Property." (MLF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Colorado (Denver)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National School Boards Association (40th, San Francisco, CA, April 19-22, 1980).