Planning and Managing School Facilities / Edition 1

Planning and Managing School Facilities / Edition 1

by Theodore J. Kowalski
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275932796

ISBN-13: 9780275932794

Pub. Date: 01/28/1989

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

Theodore Kowalski addresses the administrative procedures associated with planning and managing school facilities. As noted at the outset, practitioner interest in school facilities has been growing rapidly in recent years because decades of neglect, poor planning, and cost cutting have created a situation in which large numbers of America's school buildings

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Theodore Kowalski addresses the administrative procedures associated with planning and managing school facilities. As noted at the outset, practitioner interest in school facilities has been growing rapidly in recent years because decades of neglect, poor planning, and cost cutting have created a situation in which large numbers of America's school buildings are in need of major repair or replacement. At the same time, the realization that costs related to repair and replacement have escalated significantly has fueled a new concern among school facility planning and management. Writing for school administrators, superintendents, and board members as well as graduate students in education, Kowalski discusses planning from the perspective of both individual facility projects and more comprehensive district-wide efforts. The responsibilities associated with administering school buildings are also approached from the individual school and district program perspectives.

Following an introductory chapter that sketches the history of school facilities and the evolution of planning, Kowalski examines contemporary issues in school facilities planning and management. The remaining chapters are divided into two groups devoted to planning and the management of existing facilities, respectively. Turning his attention first to planning activities, Kowalski advocates a system-analysis approach that is based upon high levels data integration and used in conjunction with a vision-driven model of goal development. Particular attention is given to the potential participants of planning, alternative planning paradigms, and the potential pitfalls of various approaches. In the section on administering school buildings, an overview chapter is followed by separate treatments of school district maintenance, managing the individual school, and major contemporary problems associated with school facility management. Taken as a whole, Kowalski's work fills a major gap in the field by focusing attention on a key aspect of school administrative responsibility that, until now, has received little attention in the professional literature.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275932794
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1989
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
225
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Part IHistorical and Contemporary Perspectives
1Importance of School Facilities3
Evolution of School Facilities4
Factors Affecting the Size and Design of School Buildings4
Why Study School Facility Planning and Management?13
Chapter Summary15
Issues for Discussion16
2Contemporary Issues19
Current Condition of America's Public Schools19
Current Climate of Facility Decisions22
Chapter Summary32
Issues for Discussion32
3Systems Perspective for Defining Adequacy35
Importance of Adequacy35
Systems Theory37
Inputs for Facility Systems Analysis38
Throughputs for Facility Systems Analysis46
Outputs for Facility Systems Analysis51
Chapter Summary52
Issues for Discussion53
Part IIDetermining Needs and Initiating Planning
4Factors Affecting Facility Needs57
Demographic Changes57
School Restructuring59
Technology62
Condition of Existing Buildings63
Chapter Summary64
Issues for Discussion65
5Planning Models67
Planning Attributes68
Popular Planning Paradigms72
Comparing Planning Paradigms77
Criteria for Planning and Outcomes79
Chapter Summary81
Issues for Discussion81
6Needs Assessment and Planning Studies85
Needs and Needs Assessment85
District Master Plans88
Focused Planning Studies90
Chapter Summary96
Issues for Discussion96
7Public Opinion in Facility Planning99
Polling Options99
Opinion Polling Decisions104
Chapter Summary109
Issues for Discussion110
Part IIICompleting a Facility Project
8Professional Assistance115
Architects116
Construction Management123
Other Professional Services127
Chapter Summary131
Issues for Discussion131
9Designing and Constructing Buildings135
Pre-Construction Tasks135
Tasks During Construction145
Post-Construction Tasks146
Chapter Summary148
Issues for Discussion149
10Programs and School Buildings151
Forces Affecting Public Education and School Buildings151
Elementary Schools153
Secondary Schools160
Estimating Classroom Requirements169
Chapter Summary173
Issues for Discussion174
Part IVFocused Issues
11Demographic Projections179
General Population Trends179
School Enrollment181
Chapter Summary187
Issues for Discussion188
12Working with Agencies191
Agencies Involved in School Facility Planning191
Working with Agencies197
Chapter Summary200
Issues for Discussion200
13Decisions for Existing Buildings203
Improvement Decisions203
Expansion Decisions207
Alternative Use and Disposal Decisions211
Chapter Summary212
Issues for Discussion213
14Financing Facility Projects215
Historical Perspectives215
Funding Sources217
Funding Strategies222
Other Management Responsibilities227
Chapter Summary229
Issues for Discussion229
15Maintaining School Facilities233
Maintenance Services233
Custodial Services237
Outsourcing Options240
Principal's Management Responsibilities241
Chapter Summary244
Issues for Discussion245
16Pervasive Maintenance Concerns247
Indoor Air-Quality Problems247
Energy Conservation250
Roof Maintenance252
Controlling Vandalism255
Playground Safety256
Chapter Summary258
Issues for Discussion258
Glossary261
Author Index271
Subject Index275

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