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ERIC Number: ED425628
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May-1
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Community Involvement for Improving Rural School Facilities.
Dickerson, Burton Edward
Community involvement in rural school facilities improvement projects is significant to the success of these projects. While literature regarding school-community partnerships and citizen involvement in school construction projects appears to be ample, writing which specifically addresses community involvement in rural school facilities is far less common. This report examines the community-school relationship in a rural school facilities improvement project in Waitsburg, Washington. It offers a brief review of relevant literature and then takes an indepth look at the Waitsburg community's role in their facilities improvement project. The project included the complete renovation and restoration of a historic school building to serve as a junior high facility and the remodeling and new construction required to upgrade the elementary school building. The report shows the importance of having positive contributions by community groups and individuals in completing these projects. It further reveals how productive involvement in school district operations is fostered through open communication, responsiveness to community wishes, and the creation of a sense of community ownership. (Contains 23 endnotes and 27 references). (GR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Washington