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Silverstein, Justin; Augenblick, John – American School Board Journal, 2002
Reviews several issues having implications for the future nature and funding of school construction, including recent state educational adequacy and equity litigation, smaller class sizes, full-day kindergartens, educational technology, and charter schools. (PKP)
Descriptors: Capital Outlay (for Fixed Assets), Class Size, Court Litigation, Educational Equity (Finance)
Holmes, Cecile S. – American School Board Journal, 2002
Describes development of technical college system in South Carolina as part of state strategy for economic development. (PKP)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Economic Development, High Schools, Technical Education
Herlong, William – American School Board Journal, 2002
Describes how Greenville (South Carolina) Board of Education used installment purchase arrangement, coupled with a nonprofit corporation, to finance school construction. (PKP)
Descriptors: Board of Education Role, Bond Issues, Capital Outlay (for Fixed Assets), Court Litigation
Bushweller, Kevin – American School Board Journal, 1999
Impact fees are one-time charges assessed to residential developers that help pay for new roads, libraries, school buildings, and other infrastructure needed for growing populations. The fees' highly political nature has pitted school officials against developers, with mixed results. Utah, South Carolina, Florida, and Colorado initiatives are…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Housing Industry, Lobbying
Hardy, Lawrence – American School Board Journal, 1999
Describes a South Carolina middle school's wellness program initiated by a home economics teacher. She performed a schoolwide assessment, examined research on risky behaviors, and involved community health and recreation service providers. A research-based program in Newport, Maine, also achieved results. A sidebar summarizes program building…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Health Education
Stevenson, Kenneth R.; Terril, Terry – American School Board Journal, 1988
To help determine how limited funding resources might best improve school facilities, the Beaufort County (South Carolina) Schools instituted a broad-based citizens' facilities planning committee. After assessing needs, visiting schools, and gathering sufficient information, a coherent plan was adopted and a countywide bond referendum introduced…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Facility Planning, Needs Assessment
Anderson, Lorin W.; Pellicer, Leonard O. – American School Board Journal, 1993
South Carolina has found that meaningful improvement in Chapter 1 schools requires taking six crucial steps: (1) set meaningful goals; (2) pay attention to school culture; (3) revamp the curriculum; (4) pick up the pace; (5) integrate learning objectives with the regular program; and (6) change teaching tactics. An insert summarizes changes…
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Program Effectiveness
Henderson, Ellen H. – American School Board Journal, 1990
School board members can make reaching nonparents a high-priority goal. The director of public relations of the South Carolina School Boards Association offers suggestions for involving young adults and senior citizens in the schools. (MLF)
Descriptors: Childlessness, Elementary Secondary Education, Older Adults, Public Relations
Cutler, Marilyn H. – American School Board Journal, 1971
Describes and illustrates the design of Cyril B. Busbee Middle School, Cayce, South Carolina. (JF)
Descriptors: Building Design, Building Innovation, Building Plans, Space Utilization