ERIC Number: ED436931
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Quality of Life...Investing in Our Children's Future. The Case for Building and Maintaining Our Public Schools.
Associated General Contractors of America, Washington, DC.; American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.
A report statistically examines the problem of deferred maintenance in U.S. public schools, including the repair funding required to comply with federal mandates in the next 3 years; federal, state, and local contributions by state in 1991-92; the estimated percentage of schools needing repairs listed by state; and the changes in apportionment of state budgets from 1987 to 1994. Public school maintenance funding trends and options are discussed, including lease financing and privatization. The report reveals that decades of deferred maintenance, combined with rising anti-tax sentiments and an aging population, have created a $112 billion national problem that threatens the opportunities of youth and the future competitiveness of the United States. A model for passing a bond issue as illustrated through the Coalition for Adequate School Housing (Sacramento, California) is examined. (GR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Associated General Contractors of America, Washington, DC.; American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.