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Milligan, Dorothy – American School Board Journal, 1983
An Oklahoma school system gives construction-trades students on-the-job training in building school facilities. The district has saved in construction costs; many students have gone on to employment in the field; and local contractors are supportive of the program. (MLF)
Descriptors: Construction Costs, Cost Effectiveness, Economically Disadvantaged, On the Job Training
Hittman, Suzanne; Inslee, Frank – American School Board Journal, 1982
The Seattle (Washington) School District operates a single, centrally located athletic playing field for 10 secondary schools. Rental fees charged to community groups and other schools have generated substantial revenue. Providing a valuable service to the community has paid off in goodwill toward the school system. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Athletic Fields, Cost Effectiveness, Financial Support, School Community Relationship
Levin, Dan – American School Board Journal, 1982
In this Illinois district, the superintendent has set a goal of universal computer literacy; to accomplish it, he spent $250,000 for 220 microcomputers to serve both staff and students. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Programs
American School Board Journal, 1981
The Boston school system saved $3 million by renovating the old Boston Gas Company building rather than building a new school. (WD)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Facility Improvement, Innovation, School Construction