ERIC Number: EJ862987
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Erickson, Paul W.
American School & University, v81 n13 p140-142 Aug 2009
Long-range facility planning is a comprehensive process for preparing education institutions for the future and confirm that facilities meet current needs. A long-range facilities plan (LRFP) evaluates how facilities support programs and the educational needs of students, staff and the community. Each school district or college has unique needs and challenges; it may need to address enrollment growth or decline, changing demographic patterns and shifts, changing educational delivery and curriculum, phasing out or repair of aging facilities, grade-level reconfiguration, community needs and other issues. Rather than addressing issues independently, the LRFP is an opportunity to consolidate all items into one plan. This article highlights the factors that education institutions must consider when developing a long-range facilities plan.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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