ERIC Number: ED425627
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Guide for Planning New and Improved School Facilities in Minnesota. Revised.
Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.
Issues surrounding Minnesota's public school facilities, such as rapid student enrollment numbers in many areas, the energy crisis, asbestos removal, access for handicapped, and safety and modernization needs, are creating the need for school facility improvement programs. This guide addresses the need for school facility improvement that meets changing educational needs of pupils and requirements for safe and sound physical plants. Essential information is outlined for persons concerned with school facility improvement programs, including modernization, additions, and new school construction. Chapter I identifies the basic legal responsibilities, procedures, and recommended standards for approval of school facility improvement plans. Chapter II discusses planning for school facility improvements. Chapter III examines general space and square footage guidelines for school facility spaces. Chapter IV identifies school environment-related topics school officials should be aware of and concerned about in terms of the adequacy of present schools or when planning new or improved school facilities. Appendices include selected Minnesota statutes and other selected references relating to school facilities, a checklist for planning for school facility improvements, and forms for collecting data on school facility inventory. (GR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota