ERIC Number: ED447674
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun-17
Reference Count: N/A
There Are Better Ways. Building Smaller, Safer, Effective and Efficient Public Schools. New Ideas for School Construction in North Carolina and a Model for Implementation. New Ideas, Number 1.
Haynes, Doug; Hood, John
This paper offers unconventional and innovative ideas for school planning and construction in North Carolina for creating smaller and safer community schools in response to rising enrollment, tight budgets, and dwindling school space. Often using examples from across the country, the paper discusses school construction costs and economy of scale possibilities, explores revising the assumptions about school space, examines private ownership and outsourcing ownership and management, and reviews using schools in the workplace. Also addressed are the information age's influence on providing traditional education without the need for free-standing, publicly owned and maintained buildings; and fundraising by selling naming rights to sports facilities. Attached is a North Carolina case study of Wake County's approach to building smaller, more efficient public schools. (Contains 47 references.) (GR)
Descriptors: Community Schools, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Ownership, Public Schools, School Construction, School Safety, School Size, School Space
For full text: http://www.johnlocke.org/issues/pressreleases/better_ways /building.html.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina