ERIC Number: ED254934
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr-23
Reference Count: 0
Capital Improvements Programming: A Proposal for a Revised Process to Develop the Annual Capital Budget for the Orleans Parish School Board. Revised.
Ducote, Kenneth J.
A study by the United States General Accounting Office found that successful organizations incorporate in their capital budgeting process extensive links between planning and budgeting, up-to-date information on existing capital facilities, and consideration of long-term effects in making capital budgeting decisions. This paper recommends the adoption of a "Capital Improvements Programming" (CIP) methodology in the New Orleans Public Schools (Louisiana). CIP is the process of planning, proposing, evaluating, prioritizing, scheduling, financing, and managing capital improvements over a specified period, usually 5 years. Eleven examples indicative of current problems in capital planning and budgeting are cited. The report next outlines the steps involved in adopting the CIP: (1) procedureal framework, (2) survey of existing buildings, (3) status of previously approved projects, (4) evaluation of project requests, (5) financial analysis, (6) budget adoption, (7) monitoring implementation, and (8) public and staff participation. References are included. (MLF)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Budgeting, Capital Outlay (for Fixed Assets), Cost Effectiveness, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Facilities Planning, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Facility Utilization Research, Long Range Planning, Resource Allocation, School District Spending
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Capital Improvements Programming; New Orleans Public Schools LA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Educational Planning (New Orleans, LA, October 17-19, 1984).