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Many school buildings across America are falling apart due to age or lack of maintenance. Others are outmoded and do not meet the needs of modern educational programs and curricula. Unfortunately, school administrators and boards of education have found it increasingly difficult to obtain the funding necessary to correct facility problems in their districts. However help is at hand in the revised edition of a popular title originally published in 1999. Holt updates the status of school facilities in the U.S. and provides new information on the relationship between school climate and student achievement. New to this edition is a discussion of the importance of technology in school bond issues and construction. The nuts and bolts of securing the funding for facility construction, a component of the building process usually overlooked in training administrators, are clearly outlined in chapters that begin with a look at the problem of aging schools and follow through the planning and project development phases to the bond campaign and election day. Filled with tips, checklists, and insights on the details from experienced school leaders, this is the perfect guide to consult every step on the way to victory.
Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Preface Part 3 Acknowledgements Chapter 4 1 America's Aging Schools Chapter 5 2 The Preplanning Phase Chapter 6 3 The Project Development Phase: Selecting Consultants Chapter 7 4 The Project Development Phase: Bringing It All Together Chapter 8 5 Beginning the Campaign: Developing a Marketing Philosophy Chapter 9 6 Campaign Activities Chapter 10 7 Bond Election Day Chapter 11 8 Developing Special Skills Part 12 Appendix A: State School Bond Referendum Percentages Part 13 Appendix B: Checklist: Effective School Finance Campaigns Part 14 Appendix C: Planning in Debt Issuance Part 15 Appendix D: Glossary of Terms: Municipal Bonds Part 16 Appendix E: Survey Form Part 17 Appendix F: Survey of Top- and Bottom-Scoring High Schools in One State Part 18 Afterword Chapter 19 Index Chapter 20 About the Authors