ERIC Number: ED419377
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
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Survey of School Facility Expenditures in Virginia.
Earthman, Glen I.
For this study, a survey instrument was developed to obtain data on several phases of school facilities in Virginia. The instrument contained 26 separate items to which local school personnel were asked to respond. Survey items were grouped around three main parts of the study: capital improvement projects, maintenance projects, and inventory systems. The population of the study included all 136 school divisions of the state, with a total of 121 divisions responding. The findings show that a high percentage of systems have an up-to-date capital improvement program in place and that these programs are concurrent with the state mandated, long-range plan approved by the school board. For the year under study, it is estimated that maintenance costs will consume approximately $200 million dollars. This represents only half of the total projected need. If school divisions could bring all buildings up to the standard of the best school, then approximately $1.5 billion would be needed. Inventory monitoring seems important in all districts, with 92 percent of school divisions keeping an up-to-date inventory. Six recommendations for school facilities are offered. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia