School Bond Success: A Strategy for Building America's Schools by Carleton R. HoltSchool Bond Success: A Strategy for Building America's Schools by Carleton R. Holt

School Bond Success: A Strategy for Building America's Schools

byCarleton R. HoltForeword byAnne L. Bryant

Paperback | April 16, 2009

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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 third 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.
Carleton R. Holt, an associate professor and educational leadership program coordinator in the department of curriculum and instruction, brings an extensive background of leadership in the field of education to the University of Arkansas. He has served as a band director, coach, and school administrator in the public schools in Iowa an...
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Title:School Bond Success: A Strategy for Building America's SchoolsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 9.11 × 6.08 × 0.6 inPublished:April 16, 2009Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1607091674

ISBN - 13:9781607091677

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 America's Aging Schools Chapter 3 The Preplanning Phase Chapter 4 The Project Development Phase: Selecting Consultants Chapter 5 The Project Development Phase: Chapter 6 Beginning the Campaign: Developing a Marketing Chapter 7 Campaign Activities Chapter 8 Bond Election Day Chapter 9 Developing Special Skills Chapter 10 Case Study Introduction Chapter 11 Case Study #1 Chapter 12 Case Study #2 Chapter 13 Case Study #3

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Holt has written a book on a very important topic in the process of planning, designing, and constructing a school building. Passing a bond referendum is both a serious and important part of obtaining funds for construction. Holt has provided a very sensible and methodical approach to complete this task successfully. The book is well written and should be a valuable guide for any school system interested in passing a bond referendum.