ERIC Number: ED238131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul-28
Reference Count: 0
Improvements in Certain District of Columbia Public Schools' Administrative Operations. Report to the Superintendent of the District of Columbia Public Schools.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.
The District of Columbia Public Schools system has taken action to ensure that supply items will be obtained at the most competitive prices. Because lack of storage facilities prevented bulk purchase of emergency items at competitive rates, the Division of Buildings and Grounds has remodeled a building as a warehouse to store large quantities of these items. This measure will reduce not only costs, but also paperwork in the form of the number of purchase orders. Also, other actions will help ensure effective deployment of personnel assigned to the automated student information system and provide better equipment inventory controls. Finally, a review was conducted of bus replacement criteria and repair costs, concluding with a recommendation for redesigning the vehicle maintenance reporting system. The superintendent's response is included. (TE)
Descriptors: Building Operation, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Facilities, Efficiency, Elementary Secondary Education, Equipment Maintenance, Equipment Standards, Equipment Storage, Facility Inventory, Inspection, Property Accounting, School Buses, School Maintenance, Staff Utilization, Supplies
U.S. General Accounting Office, Document Handling and Information Services Facility, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20760 (first five copies free).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: District of Columbia; General Accounting Office