ERIC Number: ED163595
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Surplus School Space--The Problem and the Possibilities.
Council of Educational Facility Planners, Columbus, OH.
This publication attempts to simplify the complex issue of declining enrollment and surplus school space. Part 1 is devoted to a thorough discussion of enrollment decline. Text and tables are used to explain enrollment projections, large city public school enrollment decline, birthrates, population mobility, expenditures for education, and the number of defeated school bond elections. Expectations and assumptions about schools and how these will be affected by societal changes are discussed. Part 2 discusses some of the factors inhibiting new uses for school facilities and offers suggestions for using school space that do not conflict, or conflict very little, with the current definition of "normal" education. This is followed by exploring alternative definitions of "normal" education and using facilities for alternative forms of schooling, retraining people for mid-life career changes, lifelong learning centers, and industrial training programs. Six sketches illustrate the proposed conversion of Niles East High School in Skokie, Illinois, to create 125 apartments, a community art center, and a community recreation center. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Birth Rate, Building Conversion, Community Education, Declining Enrollment, Demography, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Projections, Expenditure per Student, Migration, Nontraditional Education, Recycling, School Closing, School Community Relationship, School Role, Shared Facilities, Shared Services, Space Utilization, State School District Relationship
Council of Educational Facility Planners, International, 29 West Woodruff Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210 ($3.50)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Educational Facility Planners, Columbus, OH.
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