ERIC Number: ED197484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
A Report on Alternatives to School Building Construction.
Merrell, Russell G.
It is estimated that Utah will need to spend $1.7 billion for new school construction during the next decade, and that this should be concentrated mainly in a few rapidly growing districts. The projection of school construction need represents a six-fold increase during the coming decade; however, assessed valuation (the measure of a school district's ability to finance new construction) is only expected to double during that time. Thus, by 1983-84 it is estimated that 16 districts will be unable to finance their school building needs. The purpose of this report is to examine seriously some possible alternatives to school building construction. Of the alternatives suggested, four appear to have the greatest potential in Utah: extended year or year-round schools; extended day or double sessions; busing across district lines; and cross utilization of public K-12 facilities and public higher education facilities. These four options are discussed in depth in the chapters of this report. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah State Board of Education, Salt Lake City.
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