Educational facilities (21 - 30 of 30 items)
District of Columbia Public Schools: Availability of Funds and the Cost of FY 1997 Roof Projects
T-AIMD-98-95: Published: Mar 9, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the results of its review of the District of Columbia Public Schools' (DCPS) efforts to repair school roofs during the summer of 1997, focusing on: (1) when funds were made available to pay for roof repairs; (2) the cost of the roof repairs, including cost per square foot; and (3) additional roofs to be repaired in fiscal year (FY) 1998 and beyond...
Education Programs: Information on Major Preschool, Elementary, and Secondary Education Programs
HEHS-97-210R: Published: Sep 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on work it completed from 1990 through 1997 addressing early childhood, elementary, and secondary education issues.GAO noted that: (1) GAO work has identified the need for improvement in the Department of Education's oversight and management of education programs; (2) a major weakness is lack of evaluations of program effectiveness and...
School Facilities: America's Schools Report Differing Conditions
HEHS-96-103: Published: Jun 14, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the condition of the nation's school buildings, focusing on differences in the: (1) condition of schools; (2) amount of funding needed to repair or upgrade facilities; and (3) number of students attending schools in inadequate condition.GAO found that: (1) the condition of schools, the funding needed to repair or upgrade facilities, and the number...
School Facilities: Profiles of School Condition by State
HEHS-96-148: Published: Jun 24, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the condition of America's schools, focusing on state-specific information about school buildings, environmental conditions, needed maintenance and costs, and financial burdens to meet federal mandates on correcting environmental hazards and providing access to the disabled.GAO found that: (1) the data obtained from its survey of 10,000 schools was...
School Facilities: Accessibility for the Disabled Still an Issue
HEHS-96-73: Published: Dec 29, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the accessibility of public schools to the disabled.GAO found that: (1) while schools receiving federal financial assistance have been required to be accessible to the disabled since 1970, schools' accessibility to the disabled has not been comprehensively evaluated; (2) the Americans with Disabilities Act has further highlighted the...
School Facilities: America's Schools Not Designed or Equipped for 21st Century
HEHS-95-95: Published: Apr 4, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether America's schools: (1) provide the key facilities requirements and environmental conditions for education reform and improvement; (2) have appropriate technologies and the facility infrastructure to support new technologies; and (3) have the physical capacity to support learning into the 21st century.GAO found that: (1) most schools are unp...
School Facilities: Condition of America's Schools
HEHS-95-61: Published: Feb 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the condition of the nation's school buildings, focusing on the: (1) amount of funding public elementary and secondary schools need to improve inadequate facilities; and (2) overall condition and prevalence of schools that need major repairs.GAO found that: (1) based on a national sample, the nation's schools need an estimated $112 billion to repai...
Improvements in Certain District of Columbia Public Schools' Administrative Operations
GGD-83-77: Published: Jul 28, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1983.
GAO reviewed the emergency procurement of supplies for the repair and improvement of District of Columbia Public School buildings and the school system's paperwork flow at the regional office level. It also conducted a limited review regarding property and equipment controls.GAO found that, in fiscal year 1982, about 60 percent of the expenditures made by the school system for repair materials wer...
Excess Classroom Space--A Case for Better Planning
GGD-76-73: Published: Sep 30, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1977.
Through better planning, the District of Columbia's (D.C.) Board of Education could improve the administration of its capital improvement program to more effectively evaluate when, where, and how many schools are needed in the D.C. public school system.Declining enrollments and added classrooms will create over 28,000 excess seats by school year 1980-81. Many of the schools which currently have ex...