ERIC Number: ED125076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
To Re-Create a School Building. "Surplus" Space, Energy and Other Challenges.
American Association of School Administrators, Washington, DC.
School administrators confronted with the possibility of having to close a school need to inform the public, assess community attitudes and needs, and identify the best possible use of the buildings. Existing schools must be reexamined in light of the new need to conserve energy and reduce operating costs. Measures that reduce energy consumption can be taken and, if necessary, schools can be remodeled. The motivation for modernization is now upgrading the environment and remodeling space for change in the educational program, plus phasing out buildings that have outlasted their usefulness. For schools over 100 years old, historic preservation can often restore and adapt them to new needs. Thirty-five successful examples of upgrading existing facilities and, in some cases, changing their function are documented in photographs and floor plans. (MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Building Conversion, Building Obsolescence, Declining Enrollment, Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Conservation, Enrollment Trends, Facility Case Studies, Needs Assessment, Open Plan Schools, Preservation, School Closing, School Community Relationship, School Demography, School Planning, Shared Facilities, Space Utilization
American Association of School Administrators, 1801 North Moore Street, Arlington, Virginia 22209 (Stock No. 201-00452; $10.00, quantity discounts; payment must accompany all orders less than $15.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Washington, DC.
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