ERIC Number: ED426578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec-31
Reference Count: N/A
School Facilities. Reported Condition and Costs To Repair Schools Funded by Bureau of Indian Affairs. Report to the Honorable Byron L. Dorgan, U.S. Senate.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Health, Education, and Human Services Div.
This report presents information on the cost required to repair Native American educational facilities, funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the condition of the school buildings, adequacy of the school environment for instruction, and the extent to which schools can meet future technology and communication requirements. The total repairs funding needed would be $754 million. Compared to schools nationally, BIA schools are generally in poorer physical condition, often lack key facilities requirements for education reform, have unsatisfactory environmental factors, and are less able to support computer and communications technology. Three appendixes provide: (1) a description of the methodology used; (2) a list of BIA schools for school year 1996-1997, by state, (name of school, city located, grades, enrollment FY 1997, percentage change since FY1987, and since FY1992, and number of portable classrooms); (3) comments from the Department of the Interior. (GR)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Building Obsolescence, Comparative Analysis, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Rural Schools
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 37050, Washington, DC 20013. (First copy free, additional copies $2).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Health, Education, and Human Services Div.