ERIC Number: ED398652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
School Facilities: Profiles of School Condition by State. Report to Congressional Requesters.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Health, Education, and Human Services Div.
The last in a series of General Accounting Office (GAO) reports that present a comprehensive review of the conditions of America's school facilities, this report organizes state-level information gathered from GAO work on school facilities into individual profiles for the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The report presents new information about the roles that individual states play in support of school facilities. Each profile describes the financial and technical assistance provided by each state as well as the facilities information collected and maintained by that state. Each profile also presents the following state-specific results from the GAO's 1994 survey of school facilities previously not available in a state-by-state format: the condition of school buildings and building features; the adequacy of environmental conditions; the extent to which facilities are meeting the functional requirements of education reform and technology; the reported range of amounts needed to bring schools into good overall condition; and the money needed to address federal mandates for managing and correcting environmental hazards and providing access to programs for the disabled. Data were obtained through two separate collection efforts: a 1994 survey of school-building conditions that elicited self-reports from officials at approximately 10,000 schools; and telephone interviews conducted in 1995 with state education agency officials in all 50 states. Appendices contain a guide for reading the profiles, a copy of the school survey, methodological notes, and 50 state profiles. (LMI)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Design Requirements, Disabilities, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Facilities Planning, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Hazardous Materials, Public Schools, School Buildings, School Maintenance, State Aid, State Standards
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884-6015 (first copy free; $2 each additional copy, payable to Superintendent of Documents).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Health, Education, and Human Services Div.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A