ERIC Number: ED418571
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Planning and Financing School Improvement and Construction Projects. NOLPE Monograph Series, No. 57.
Bittle, Edgar H., Ed.
Suggestions and guidelines to help school administrators, business officials, board members, and others interested in improving school facilities are presented in this book. Chapter 1, "School Building Programs, Equipment Acquisition: The Anatomy of School Debt Financing" (Edgar H. Bittle), provides an overview of the legal and planning issues that school boards face. Chapter 2, "Planning and Constructing School Facilities" (Arlis Swartzendurber), provides practical insights from a school administrator for planning and implementing capital improvement projects. Chapter 3, Typical Problems in School Building Programs, An Architect's Perspective (L. Bradford Perkins), offers an experienced architect's insights concerning the planning process. Financial concerns that school districts face in planning a capital improvement project are detailed in Chapter 4, "Development and Implementation of the Financing Plan" (Jeanne Frederick Vanda, Christopher M. Gibbons). Chapter 5, "Accessibility of a Public Entity's Facilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act," (Janet Little Horton, Christopher B. Gilbert), outlines the considerations for complying with the Americans with Disability Act in building or renovating a building. Chapter 6, "Fundamentals of Competitive Building" (Edgar H. Bittle, Elizabeth A. Grob), is an overview on how to conduct competitive bidding including the requirements of public sector bidding. The last two chapters, "A Federal Tax Law Primer for School Finance Officials" (Michael K. Reppe) and "A Federal Securities Law Primer for School Finance Officials" (Dennis L. Holsapple, Jeffrey S. Ballard), present a detailed summary of the federal tax and securities laws, which govern the marketing of securities for financing capital improvement projects. (Includes an index.) (RJM)
Descriptors: Bond Issues, Construction Costs, Construction Programs, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Facility Planning, Federal Legislation, Legal Responsibility, Planning, School Buildings
Education Law Association, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469-2280.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.; American Bar Association, Chicago, IL.