ERIC Number: ED368076
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jul-30
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Governor's Task Force on School Construction.
Maryland State Interagency Committee on School Construction, Baltimore.
In October 1992, Maryland Governor William Donald Schaefer established a 21-member task force to conduct an in-depth study and review 8 specific areas of the state's public school construction program. This report summarizes the committee's activities, findings, and recommendations. The first recommendation, to review project requests from the 24 local school systems for the next 5 to 10 years, was based on findings concerning projected enrollment increases, aging and outmoded facilities, and plans for year-round facilities use. Additional recommendations include reviewing the state/local shared-cost formula; investigating alternative funding sources for forward funded projects; reviewing the state rate-capacity formula for elementary schools; and reviewing the state policies for funding pre-kindergarten programs and educational facilities. The policies and procedures of the Public School Construction Program should be reviewed to ensure that: (1) all projects comply with state and local growth management plans and policies; (2) existing public school buildings are properly maintained; and (3) newly-constructed facilities will meet the needs of students, educators, and the business community into the 21st century. Also, the Public School Construction Program funding level should be reviewed. Appendices contain the Governor's executive order, construction program rules and regulations, historical background, costs, capital improvement comparisons, public school enrollments and capacities, and other relevant data. (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Interagency Committee on School Construction, Baltimore.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland