ERIC Number: ED177688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct-17
Reference Count: 0
National Report on School Closing Survey. The Impact on Purchasing Departments.
Knapp, Herbert; Jones, Richard M.
This paper is a brief report on the impact of school closings on purchasing departments. It opens with a discussion of the trend of declining enrollments in public schools nationwide. The paper notes, however, that demographers expect the total number of children to begin to rise slightly in the mid-80's. Closing schools now is not the answer, it says, but joint use of vacant school buildings may be an acceptable alternative. The paper says school purchasing departments are in a dilemma when funds are short to buy new furniture while at the same time the district needs to dispose of old, unused furniture and equipment. It points out the need to reduce budget spending and learn to operate the schools more efficiently. Disposing of property is only one of the ways. (LD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of School Business Officials (65th, Denver, Colorado, October 14-18, 1979)