This book addresses the administrative procedures associated with planning and managing school facilities and discusses planning from the perspective of both individual facility projects and more comprehensive district-wide efforts. Part One examines historical and contemporary perspectives on school facility planning. A systems perspective is provided for defining the adequacy of school buildings, and the effects of changing demographics, school reform, technology, and obsolescence are detailed. Various planning paradigms and needs assessment are the focus of Part Two. Part Three examines specific tasks related to completing a facility project, including public opinion polling, securing professional services, and management responsibilities before, during, and after construction. Part Four includes focused issues: planning elementary schools, planning secondary schools, making enrollment projections, working with other agencies, choosing between renovation and new construction, financing capital outlay, and maintaining facilities once they become operational.
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