ERIC Number: ED219841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug-19
Reference Count: 0
Rising above Decline: Some Uses of Surplus Space.
Hess, Dale E.
In many communities new arrangements of surplus school space have been made that facilitate use of the space by the people of the districts, encourage government agencies to anticipate and support social transitions where they are necessary, and allow school districts to improve the quality of their programs. This paper is a survey of some of those arrangements. It begins by looking at the demographic situation and then provides some general information about the outcomes of school closure. The remainder of the paper shows examples of communities and school districts cooperating to group and use surplus space in four different ways. In the first, the space is organized as a whole building and sold. In the second, the whole building is leased, thus keeping the district's option of future use open. A third approach, called partial leasing, involves organizing the surplus space by each floor or wing of a building and then leasing the space for uses compatible with the school's program. The fourth approach is a thorough sharing of program and administration with the community by the formation of a community school. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: A briefing paper for participants in an intergovernmental conference on the use of school facilities, Portland state University (Oregon, August 19, 1981). Parts of the appendixes are marginally legible. Best copy available.