ERIC Number: ED463636
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
School Construction and Building Aid: An On-Again, Off-Again Priority.
McCall, H. Carl
This report from the New York State Comptroller's Office details problems with the State's approach to school facilities in recent years, describes why serious physical deficiencies remain unaddressed despite greatly increased spending, and makes recommendations for improvement. The report concludes that state policy for school facilities has vacillated in recent years, leaving an area where long-term planning and a consistent approach are most needed without either. Recommendations include: (1) ending annual manipulations to funding; (2) new approaches to creating classroom space, including public-private partnerships, leaseback agreements, and shared-use facilities; and (3) changes to New York City's financing arrangements. (EV)
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Problems, Government School Relationship, Public Policy, School Buildings, School Construction, State Aid, State Government
For full text: http://www.osc.state.ny.us/reports/schools/facilities2001.p df.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Office of the Comptroller, Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York