This book is envisioned as a broad-based guide for a wide array of school officials, school boards of education, school administrators, school maintenance personnel, educational consultants, students of school administration, facilities directors and school architects. The text is organized so that readers may refer to the sections that are of high interest to them. Part of this book deals with curriculum development - principles of learning applicable to the planning of school facilities that promise innovations in educational methodology. Another part concentrates on the process and activities related to the identification of educational needs for the foreseeable future. A third focus of this publication is on the actual planning of a specific type of school facility that has been recommended by the School Board. Such a recommendation by school officials may involve the construction of a new facility or the modernization of an existing school building. A fourth section deals with the strategies of getting a levy committee organized and set up to pass a school bond referendum. A new chapter (6) was added in this sixth edition on the 10 Year Long Range Facility Plan [LRFP] that will assist the readers with advance planning for enhanced success on the passing of school bond/referendums. This text includes many resources for the maintenance & operation of a school building and various techniques for saving energy.
Richard Bauscher has served as a school superintendent for twenty-three years, assistant superintendent in Washington, a principal and athletic director in Idaho. He has fifteen years of assessing school facilities, as well as thirty years with many school construction projects including new buildings, remodels, additions, and their respective designs. Bauscher is currently associate professor in the Educational Leadership department for the University of Idaho and remains as an educational consultant.
E. Michael (Mike) Poe has been an administrator for forty years in a variety of settings including middle school, high school, and university levels. He has been involved with numerous school construction projects including new buildings, remodels, and additions. Poe is currently professor emeritus in educational leadership at Northwest Nazarene University (Idaho).
PrefacePart I: Theory and Principles of Planning1 The Evolution of Educational Facilities2 Educational Practices and Technological Developments
Part II: Procedures and Criteria for Long-Range Planning3 School Surveys4 The Building Condition Evaluation Form [BCEF] and Future Use of Existing Buildings5 Foundations and Principles of Educational Facility Planning6 Long Range Facility Planning [LRFP]
Part III Fundamental Elements of Educational Planning7 Leeway for Change8 Adequacy, Efficiency, and Economy9 Planning for Energy Conservation and Management10 Safety, Health, and Comfort
Part IV Planning for an Education Facility11 Planning Elementary and Middle Schools12 Planning Secondary School Buildings13 Post-Planning Procedures and Construction Costs14 Modernization of Educational Facilities15 School Bond Referendums
Part V Modernizing, Maintaining, and Operating an Existing Facility16 Maintenance and Operation
Appendix I Bond Timeline ExampleAppendix II Bond BrochureIndex
There has been a lot written about school facilities over the years, but rarely has a book been authored by someone who has been a teacher, principal, superintendent, educational consultant, and university professor. Richard Bauscher has to be one of the most experienced and notable experts in this field. This book is very informational for anyone striving to be in a district leadership position or who wants to better understand the world of school facilities!
As a professor in educational administration and a former superintendent (22 years), I consistently utilize this text. Conducting an extensive search, I chose this book both as a text and a reference. It covers school construction planning and a 'strategy system' for passing of school bonds. I find this book to be extremely useful and recommend it highly!
Bauscher’s school facility expertise helped us design and build many schools renown locally and nationally. With his extensive in-depth knowledge in authoring this book, it is essential that every school administrator get one.