ERIC Number: ED070163
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
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Florida Schoolhouse Systems Project. Second Phase Report.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
This report summarizes the results of a program initiated in July of 1967 that was based on the findings and recommendations of the First Phase Report, which was completed in June of 1967. Seventeen different school districts participated in systems programs, and 20 new schools and additions were completed during the 1968-69 school year. Evaluative studies of these schools by members of the Schoolhouse Systems Project indicate an agreement on the superiority of these buildings. Some of the improvements include a better learning environment, more functional space, and space that has a higher degree of future adaptability. In addition, systems construction costs were no more than those of conventionally designed buildings. Construction time was reduced significantly for systems schools--20 conventionally designed elementary schools took 14 percent longer to build than the 14 systems elementaries; eight conventionally designed secondary schools took 60.5 percent longer to build than the eight systems secondaries. Problems associated with the systems approach and recommendations for future building programs are discussed. Five appendixes contain a clarification of terms a list of all systems projects, the cost data for each school, the construction cost data, and a proposed construction program for 1970-73. A related document is ED 032 733. (Author/MLF)
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Sponsor: Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.