ERIC Number: ED470380
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov-28
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive Facility Planning.
Georgia Governor's Office, Atlanta.
This paper asserts that given the net growth in Georgia's student population and the need to house these students, a logical and systematic approach to disburse state funds based upon an assessment of needs is critical. It explains that a local facilities plan encourages the local school system to look into the future and assess their needs and how they will construct, add, renovate, or modify facilities to meet their future needs. This plan is then used as the basis for funding decisions both at the local and state level. The paper presents some background information related to facilities planning. The background section discusses why planning is important and what triggers construction. Additionally, it provides a history of Georgia state facilities planning and explains in detail a typical local facilities plan and the development process. In the "Current Conditions" section, the paper analyzes current planning in relation to the requirements of the law. The next section, "Findings," highlights issues that need further consideration. The final section of the paper poses some alternatives for consideration to further improve the planning process and management of planning. (EV)
Descriptors: Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Local Issues, Public Schools, School Buildings, School Construction, State Action
For full text: http://www.ganet.org/governor/edreform_2000/issues_facilities.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia Governor's Office, Atlanta.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia