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ERIC Number: ED565273
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
13th Annual School Construction Report, 2008
Abramson, Paul
School Planning & Management
School construction completed in 2007--including new buildings, additions to existing buildings, and major retrofit of existing buildings--totaled almost $20.8B, a signifi cant increase over the $20.1B spent on construction completed in 2006. This marks the seventh year in the last eight that annual construction exceeded $20B. During the eight years of the present century, school districts have completed construction projects totaling more than $166B. The overall increase in spending in 2007 was expected, but the increase was not as great as projected; and a look ahead at construction expected to be completed or to start in 2008, indicates that school construction may slow slightly. These are among findings of "School Planning & Management"'s 13th Annual School Construction Report compiled in partnership with Market Data Retrieval a company of D&B. Market Data Retrieval gathers information for this report from mailed and e-mailed survey forms and telephone calls to every school district in the United States. Information is gathered on individual projects during a three- and four-year period as each project progresses from planned construction to completion. Each follow-up contact is designed to elicit more detailed and refined information on costs, size and facilities. "School Planning & Management" takes the raw information and compiles it into national and regional estimates. Estimates are based on the point in each project when data was gathered, the number and percentage of districts responding, size of districts and location of the districts. This report provides an overview of national statistics on school construction completed in 2007, school construction currently underway, and projections for 2008. Additionally, figures are given for each of the 12 regions of the United States. The figures show the total amount of construction activity by year and how that money was spent, on new schools, additions or renovations. They also show by year what percentage of money in each region goes into elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and district projects. Finally, for new schools only the median cost per square foot, cost per student and square foot per student for elementary schools, middle schools and high schools in each region are shown. [For the 2007 report, see ED565272.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: School Planning and Management