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Document Number: 5303

Rural School Facilities: State Policies that Provide Students with an Environment To Promote Learning - This report assists state policymakers in identifying critical school facility issues and crafting state policies that meet the needs of all students, especially rural students. The recommendations draw on state experiences – both good and bad. Appendix A is a set of “Guiding Principles” that summarize overarching themes that should be part of a fair and effective state school facilities program. A “State School Facilities Policy Checklist” is included in Appendix B as a simple tool for evaluating a state school facilities program. Appendix C lists other sources of information and resources about facility policies, funding and rural school facilities. (Ann McColl and Gregory C. Malhoit, Rural School and Community Trust, June 2004)...

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