ERIC Number: ED315882
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
North Carolina Public Schools Facility Standards: A Guide for Planning School Facilities.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of School Planning.
In July 1987, North Carolina enacted legislation to provide funds for public school construction. This document defines and describes the educational spaces needed to support a comprehensive educational program and to set minimal standards for types of spaces and for sizes of spaces. Standards, comments, and recommendations are provided for the following educational spaces: (1) school sites; (2) regular classrooms; (3) science classrooms; (4) small group rooms; (5) rooms for exceptional children; (6) arts education (music, visual arts, theatre arts, and dance); (7) vocational education; (8) media centers; (9) physical education; (10) administration; (11) commons, circulation, and entries; (12) dining room and kitchen and (13) building support areas. The appendix provides selected general statutes that relate to public school construction in the state; basic education formulas for maximum legal class size and teacher allotments; recommended minimum facilities by size of school for arts, physical, and vocational education; and the school facility standards policy of the North Carolina State Board of Education. The appendix also contains a form required from boards of education that submit plans with deviations from the standards. (MLF)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of School Planning.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina