ERIC Number: ED100069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
The Energy Crisis in the Public Schools; Alternative Solutions.
Grossbach, Wilmar; Shaffer, William
One hundred and eighty school personnel held a workshop with representatives of the petroleum, natural gas, and electrical power industries. The objectives of the workshop were (1) to provide participants with a common body of knowledge and a common understanding of the energy crisis and its implications for the public schools, (2) to delineate procedures that school districts can use to conserve energy, and (3) to identify problems and problem areas created by the energy shortage and to seek solutions through cooperative planning. After a general session, participants were divided into sixteen small groups. Nine of the groups utilized a brainstorming technique to identify solutions to problems in the areas of transportation of pupils, administration, regular classrooms, specialized classrooms, classroom uses outside the regular school day, extra curricular activities, maintenance, and food services. The remaining groups incorporated problemsolving techniques into their responses to the following hypothethical situations: delay in delivery of instructional supplies, blackouts, diesel fuel reduction, gasoline reduction, natural gas reduction, electrical power reduction, and increase in bus riders. A bibliography of additional reference materials is provided. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Depleted Resources, Ecological Factors, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Conservation, Food Service, Fuel Consumption, Problem Solving, School Buses, School Business Relationship, School Maintenance, Student Transportation, Utilities
Ventura County Superintendent of Schools, County Office Building, Ventura, California 93001 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ventura County Superintendent of Schools, CA.