School Facilities:

Reported Condition and Costs to Repair Schools Funded by Bureau of Indian Affairs

HEHS-98-47: Published: Dec 31, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1998.

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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO presented information on the physical condition of Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA) schools, focusing on the: (1) amount of funding that BIA reports is needed to repair educational facilities; (2) condition of BIA school buildings and building features; (3) adequacy of school environmental conditions; and (4) extent to which schools are physically capable of meeting the functional requirements of education reform and computer and communications technology.

GAO noted: (1) BIA reports that the cost of the total inventory of repairs needed for BIA education facilities is $754 million; (2) this includes the cost of repairs to all school buildings, including dormitories for students and employee housing; and (3) data from GAO's 1994 National School Facilities Survey show that, compared to other schools nationally, responding BIA schools: (a) are generally in poorer physical condition; (b) have more unsatisfactory environmental factors; (c) more often lack key facilities requirements for education reform; and (d) are less able to support computer and communications technology.

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