ERIC Number: ED463639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
School Capacity Update: An Essential but Often Forgotten Planning Process.
Chan, T. C.
This paper discusses the process of updating school capacity, which is subject to change from a variety of factors (to comply with current building codes, changes in educational programs, changes in class size, expansion of educational services, and scheduling). The paper describes the two major components of updating school capacity: the program variation component (involving changes in class size and program), and the space management component (involving space utilization and school remodeling). The paper also discusses conceptual considerations regarding school capacity, including temporary, maximum, functional, practical, and reclaimed capacity. The paper concludes with a discussion of core questions: (1) "How efficiently is a school building being utilized?" (2) "What standard should be used to determine school capacity?" (3) "What are the considerations in reclaiming school capacity?" and (4) "What is 'best practice' in school capacity planning?" (Contains 17 references.) (EV)
Descriptors: Building Design, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Facilities Planning, School Buildings, School Expansion, School Space, Space Utilization
For full text: http://www.hehd.clemson.edu/SRCEA/YrBkv1n1/Chan.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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