ERIC Number: ED314875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
The Bricks-and-Mortar Trusteeship: School Boards and School Facilities Planning. A Position Paper.
New York State School Boards Association, Albany.
Guidance is provided in the area of facilities planning, design, and management. Facilities directly influence learning in physical as well as psychological ways. In facilities development, long-range plannning is critical. Strategic and tactical planning characterize an effective planning process. Facilities advisory committees should be involved in the facilities planning process as well. Although each school board develops its own unique vision, responsive facility development demands acknowledgement of certain trends. The following trends, corresponding issues, and tactical implications for planning the educational facility are discussed: (1) demographic trends and implications; (2) social trends; (3) instructional technology; (4) reform movement trends; (5) the problem of deferred maintenance; (6) energy conservation; (7) health and safety trends and implications; and (8) liability trends and implications. A summary of recommendations prefaces the booklet, and a list of pollutants found in school facilities and a suggested liability-related section of a policy on the public use of school facilities are appended. (22 references) (SI)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State School Boards Association, Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York