ERIC Number: ED347697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Schoolhouse in the Red: A Guidebook for Cutting Our Losses. Powerful Recommendations for Improving America's School Facilities.
Hansen, Shirley J.
Guidelines for improving the quality of school facilities in the United States are presented in this document. A national survey conducted by the Educational Research Service of 2,418 elementary and secondary administrators yielded 922 usable responses, which indicated that one building in every eight is an inadequate place for learning. Based on the belief that the condition of school facilities has a direct and lasting effect on educational quality, the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) held a conference to examine issues brought out by the study. Sections discuss each of the following issues and offer recommendations for improvement in the areas of: the learning environment; the age and condition of America's schools; maintenance; indoor air quality; energy efficiency; school finance; and leadership. Twelve tables, a glossary, a list of conference participants, and a school facility evaluation form are included. (10 references) (LMI)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Conservation, Environmental Standards, Facility Improvement, Facility Planning, Maintenance
American Association of School Administrators, 1801 North Moore Street, Arlington, VA 22209 (Stock No. 21-00142; $6.95 plus $3.50 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Honeywell, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.
Note: For the management summary, see ED 344 339.