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Davis, Lynn; Tyson, Ben – American School Board Journal, 2003
Many school buildings are in dire need of renovation, expansion, or replacement. Brief case studies from around the country illustrate the importance of finding out why people vote for or against a construction referendum. Lists recommendations for a strategic campaign. (MLF)
Descriptors: Bond Issues, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education
Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 2003
Discusses the implications of "Niziol," a case in which a Florida high school student was killed in the school parking lot when his gun accidentally discharged. The parents sued the school board in federal district court. The magistrate dismissed all the federal law claims, though she postponed her decision on the state law claims. (MLF)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Federal Legislation, Guns, High Schools
Vail, Kathleen – American School Board Journal, 2003
Describes how various school districts in the United States are complying with the 1987 McKinney-Vento Homelessness Assistance Act (reauthorized in 2001). Summarizes changes in McKinney-Vento regulations. (PKP)
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Homeless People, Parent School Relationship, School Law
Colgan, Craig – American School Board Journal, 2003
Describes how various states and school districts are coping with the need to repair, renovate, or replace schools built during the 1950s and 1960s. (PKP)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Facility Requirements
Rittner-Heir, Robbin M. – American School Board Journal, 2003
Describes school-district energy-conservation efforts including teaching students to save energy, retrofitting schools, hiring energy consulting companies, and activating the sleep function on computer monitors. Also describes the federal Energy Star program ( (PKP)
Descriptors: Educational Facilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Conservation
Buchanan, Bruce – American School Board Journal, 2003
Describes issues related to the use of modular (relocatable) classroom facilities. The Modular Building Institute ( provides information on modular buildings. (PKP)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Modular Building Design, Relocatable Facilities
Rittner-Heir, Robbin M. – American School Board Journal, 2003
Discusses design and construction problems of schools built in the 50s and 60s including open classrooms, bigger schools, and schools without windows. (PKP)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, School Construction
Black, Susan – American School Board Journal, 2003
Reviews research on causes of aggressive behavior in children and adolescents. Highlights sex differences in aggressive behavior. Describes several aggression intervention and prevention programs. (PKP)
Descriptors: Aggression, Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention, Sex Differences
Parrino, Frank M. – American School Board Journal, 2003
Interviews with school board members and administrators produced a list of suggestions for balancing a budget in hard times. Among these are changing calendars and schedules to reduce heating and cooling costs; sharing personnel; rescheduling some extracurricular activities; and forming cooperative agreements with other districts. (MLF)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Consolidated Schools, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Finance
Smette, David H. – American School Board Journal, 2003
With state budgets in trouble across the United States, many school districts have already been hit with midyear cuts. Morale is the first and biggest issue administrators and school boards have to tackle. Successful leaders must be able to forecast what lies ahead and plan for the future. Good communication with staff and the public is crucial to…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Budgeting, Change Strategies, Conflict Resolution
Hardy, Lawrence – American School Board Journal, 2003
With America at war, schools struggle to help students understand cause and effect of conflict. Interviewed in early March, some teachers say they try not to let impressionable adolescents know how they feel about the controversial American policy on use of force in Iraq. Others say that while they present both sides of the issue, it is only right…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Current Events, Democratic Values, High Schools
Ramirez, Al; Guzman, Nadyne – American School Board Journal, 2003
Data were collected from reports prepared by consultants for 12 school boards that were involved in active superintendent searches. The reports reflected the comments of 88 school board members in the 12 districts. These are compared with the national recommended standards for preparing school leaders. The standard on community collaboration was…
Descriptors: Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Selection, Boards of Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Levenson, Stan – American School Board Journal, 2003
Many corporations, foundations, and individual donors are committed to supporting public education. Solicitation of grants and gifts from individuals is practically nonexistent in the public schools. Few board members or school administrators know whom to ask for them. Offers some fund-raising tactics and sources for funding opportunities. (MLF)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Corporate Support, Fund Raising, Partnerships in Education
Black, Susan – American School Board Journal, 2003
Almost 15 percent of children from 6 to 19 years old have some degree of hearing loss in one or both ears. Offers guidelines for screening students' hearing and recommends that interventions begin with classroom acoustics, which affect all children including those with normal hearing. Includes strategies for accommodating hearing-impaired…
Descriptors: Acoustical Environment, Acoustics, Auditory Evaluation, Auditory Tests
Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 2003
A decision by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a case from Minnesota illustrates the difficulties schools face in deciding when and how to search a student for possible weapons or drugs. Case shows courts tend to give school officials a measure of flexibility when applying the law. Advises board members and administrators to consult with…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Drug Use, Elementary Secondary Education, School Law
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