ERIC Number: ED418570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
District of Columbia Public Schools: Availability of Funds and the Cost of FY 1997 Roof Projects. Report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, Restructuring and the District of Columbia, Committee on Governmental Affairs. U.S. Senate.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Accounting and Information Management Div.
In 1997, the Congressional subcommittee responsible for oversight of schools in the District of Columbia asked for information regarding school roof repairs in the District. The subsequent report to that committee is presented. It focuses on the availability of funds to repair roofs, and it offers plans for roof repair in 1998. Although sufficient funding existed in the summer of 1997 to repair 10 schools, the District of Columbia's Public Schools division had not completed sufficient planning to begin the work. Contributing factors to the delay included the almost complete turnover in technical capital project staff during the school year and difficulty in securing bids. Repair costs exceeded estimates and reasons for this are provided. The average cost per square foot was about $20 with costs at individual schools ranging from about $4 to $77. Tables throughout the report summarize the work performed, cost per square foot, and other information for the roof work. Five appendixes offer further information on key dates related to fiscal year 1997 roof repairs, a typical District of Columbia school with multiple roof areas, comments from the General Services Administration, and other information. (Includes a glossary of technical terms.) (RJM)
Descriptors: Construction Costs, Construction Programs, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Facility Improvement, Public Schools, Quality Control, Roofing, School Buildings, School Maintenance
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 37050, Washington, DC 20013; phone: (202) 512-6000; http://www.gao.gov (first copy free; additional copies, $2; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Accounting and Information Management Div.
Identifiers: District of Columbia