Improving Rural School Facilities: Design, Construction, Finance, and Public Support.

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Most rural school districts face similar issues as they consider new facility construction, renovations, or additions. These issues are how to gain public support for funding, how to make the best use of local resources, how to design buildings that meet a variety of community needs, and how to design facilities that optimize instruction and use of technology. This book contains seven edited papers presented at the National Working Conference on Improving Rural School Facilities, held in Kansas City, Missouri, in March 1998. The papers are: 1) Trends and Issues Affecting School Facilities in Rural America: Challenges and Opportunities for Action; 2) Financing Facilities in Rural School Districts: Variations among the States and the Case of Arkansas; 3) Preserving Heritage While Restoring and Improving Facilities: A Rural Community's Experience; 4) Creating Technology Infrastructures in a Rural School District: A Partnership Approach; 5) Gaining Rural Community Support for a Bond Issue: A Superintendent's Experience; 6) Maintaining Respect for the Past and Flexibility for the Future: Additions and Renovations as an Integrated Sequence; and 7) Managing the Rural School Facility Construction Process
Dewees, Sarah; Hammer, Patricia Cahape
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