ERIC Number: ED131558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
The Secondary School: Reduction, Renewal, and Real Estate. A Report.
Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.
National census data suggest a sustained period of no growth or modest growth in births; however, migration variations in the metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas and in different regions of the country portend the importance of local community planning for the future of high school facilities. The place of the high school in the scheme of schooling is receiving an unprecedented searching reappraisal. New programs are being developed to meet the needs of high school age students and also to expand the utilization of school facilities by community members. Districts experiencing declining enrollments have tried a variety of options. First among these is redeployment of surplus space to accommodate those activities and programs that have been deprived of adequate space. Other uses of surplus space have been for vocational, special, and adult education programs; teacher centers; and community schools as service centers. Finally, rather than destroy the local high school (a strong community symbol), some areas enacted legislation enabling the private sector to convert unused school buildings to shops, theaters, and other community amenities. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Building Conversion, Community Involvement, Community Schools, Declining Enrollment, Futures (of Society), Nontraditional Education, Population Trends, School Closing, School Community Relationship, School Demography, School Planning, Secondary Education, Shared Facilities, Social Services, Space Utilization
Educational Facilities Laboratories, 850 Third Avenue, New York, New York 10022 ($4.00, quantity discounts, all orders must be prepaid)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.