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Title:  The Forum Guide to Facilities Information Management: A Resource for State and Local Education Agencies
Description: This guide builds on a 2003 Forum publication, Facilities Information Management: A Guide for State and Local Education Agencies. The data elements presented in this guide are described in greater detail in the NCES Handbooks Online at They have been refined and expanded to meet the latest needs of facilities managers, policymakers, and other stakeholders interested in the condition of public school buildings and grounds. In particular, data elements were added or updated to support changing expectations for sustainable design and management; community use, co-location, and joint use; and budget and finance associated with private financing for public charter school facilities. In addition, the first three levels of data reflect standards from the UNIFORMAT classifications system to create a better linkage between school district facility data and information classifications in the construction industry.
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Cover Date: March 2012
Web Release: April 3, 2012
Publication #: NFES 2012808
Center/Program: NFES
Associated Centers: NCES
Type of Product: Guide
Survey/Program Areas: National Forum on Education Statistics (NFES)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Guide, please contact:
Ghedam Bairu.