ERIC Number: ED543955
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1960
Reference Count: N/A
School Plant Management: Organizing the Maintenance Program. Bulletin, 1960, No. 15. OE-21002
Finchum, R. N.
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
Present capital outlay investments in elementary and secondary school buildings, sites, and equipment in the United States are being increased at the rate of about $3 billion annually. Maintenance and operational services, important aspects of property protection, educational progress, pupil safety, and plant efficiency, are being provided in these facilities at a cost of more than $1 billion per year. This cost may be expected to increase as new facilities are added. School plant management, like other phases of the educational program, faces serious challenges, making it imperative that school officials have some knowledge of the basic principles and procedures involved in school plant care. This bulletin deals primarily with organizing and developing official maintenance programs for school districts. Its purpose is to bring together, in one document, the collective "know-how" of many people whose experience enables them to give authoritative information on school maintenance programs. The ideas, practices, and suggestions which have been used in this bulletin have been carefully documented as to source. This document is presented in five chapters, as follows: (1) Introduction; (2) Developing a Maintenance Organization; (3) Programming Maintenance Needs; (4) Financing the Maintenance Program; and (5) Reducing Maintenance Costs. A selected bibliography of books, periodicals, and bulletins is also included. The following are appended: (1) Maintenance Control: Exhibit 1--Site, Exhibit 2--Building, Exhibit 3--Equipment; (2) Cumulative General Control: Exhibit 4; (3) Master Control: Exhibit 5; and (4) Master Budget Control--Exhibit 6. (Contains 2 tables, 3 charts and 73 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Guides, Expenditures, School Buildings, School Maintenance, Program Development, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Educational Finance, Bibliographies, Equipment Maintenance, Facility Guidelines, School Administration, Educational Facilities Planning, School Safety, Cost Effectiveness, Administrative Policy, Life Cycle Costing, Staff Development, Budgeting, Personnel Needs, School Personnel, Needs Assessment, Objectives, Scheduling, Recordkeeping, Records (Forms), Educational Trends, Rural Schools, Urban Schools, Worksheets, Check Lists, School Construction, Structural Elements (Construction)
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Florida