ERIC Number: ED430379
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Reference Count: N/A
Guide for Planning School Construction Projects in Minnesota. Revised.
Minnesota State Dept. of Children, Families, and Learning, St. Paul.
A 1997 report estimates Minnesota needs to spend up to $4.5 billion to replace or improve its current educational facilities to meet the needs of its students in the future. This guide, designed to encourage and guide Minnesota school districts in enhancing student achievement and school-community partnerships, summarizes changes in laws and regulations for educational facility funding options and construction project proposals; highlights some of the latest ideas in planning and designing school sites, space design, and related issues; and examines essential considerations when designing middle level and community use/partnership spaces in schools. Minnesota state regional and local agency procedural requirements for school construction project review are included. Related issues and considerations involving the development of partnerships with community groups, public agencies, and private users; urban and rural schools; school security; indoor air quality; lighting and electrical systems; and charter and private schools conclude the guide. Major sources of information are cited at the end of each part or subpart. (Contains 10 tables.) (GR)
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Facilities Planning, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Indoor Air Pollution, Lighting, Partnerships in Education, Program Proposals, Public Schools, School Construction, School Security, State Legislation
Web site: http://cfl.state.mn.us/FACILIT/Facilit.htm
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Children, Families, and Learning, St. Paul.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota