ERIC Number: ED396417
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
A Guide to the Planning of Educational Facilities. Third Edition.
Holcomb, John H.
The building program of a school district is one of the most important activities in which a school board of education, local administration, faculty, and citizens can become involved. The building program requires large sums of money and has a direct bearing on both the quantity and quality of the educational program. This guidebook provides information to school districts for use during the planning and development process of a school building program. The first eight chapters offer guidelines for completing the stages of educational facility planning: conducting a needs-assessment study; planning and generating commitment; designing the proposed facility; "selling" the plan; procuring financing; working with the architect and contractor during construction; orienting students, personnel, and the community prior to occupation of the building; and evaluating the new facility. The final chapter provides suggestions for deciding whether to build new facilities or remodel. Appendices contain a sample facilities study project, evaluation instruments, a chart for calculating enrollment projections, and an outline for final presentation before the school board. (Contains 25 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Facilities Planning, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Facility Guidelines, Needs Assessment, School Construction, School Expansion
University Press of America, Inc., 4720 Boston Way, Lanham, MD 20706.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A