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ERIC Number: EJ978394
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1059-7417
Identifying and Funding the Greatest Needs in School Facilities
Gorrell, Bob; Salamone, Frank
Educational Facility Planner, v46 n1 p30-34 2012
How should public school facilities programs allocate limited resources to school facilities needs fairly, cost-effectively, and efficiently while taking into account facility condition, educational adequacy, and other priorities? New Mexico has developed a solution that overcomes key challenges that are common to school facilities programs across the country. The New Mexico-Public Schools Facilities Authority (NM-PSFA) system readily identifies schools and projects ranked according to facilities condition, educational adequacy, and other priorities, and the corresponding need for funding. Reports can be run in minutes versus hours, allowing the status of the facilities portfolio or individual buildings to be quickly and easily identified. In initial results, NM-PSFA has found that this system is meeting or exceeding the specifications established in its functional requirements criteria, and that the implementation process was smooth, professional, and rapid. All milestones and deliverables were achieved on time and on budget.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico