The Office of Curriculum,
Instruction and Student Support has compiled and updated the Educational
Specifications and Standards for Facilities: Program Equipment List.
The purpose of the List is to assist planners and schools in determining needs
within the classroom or instructional setting.
The List includes the
- Descriptions of the
items, the recommended life under normal usage, and per unit costs as of April 2006 (and therefore subject to change);
- Recommended ratios
for equipment acquisition, i.e., the number of equipment units per specified
base (classroom, department, grade level, laboratory, shop, school, etc.);
- A general classroom
equipment list and individual program lists (special/support classrooms) as
It should be noted that there is another furniture and equipment
listing included within the "Ed Specs" documents as well. The lists,
however, are not synonymous. While there is a relationship, the listing of
furniture and equipment in the "Ed Specs" is intended for architectural
planning, design, and central or contractor purchase and/or installation.
In addition, while
there are many more pieces of equipment which would be desirable for enhancing
learning activities and instruction, this Program Equipment List includes
only those items viewed as basic or essential and without which the implementation
of sound instructional programs would be difficult.
Click to download the Program Equipment List (.xls):
Revised September 2007
Updated January 2008
EXPLANATION OF HEADINGS AND ABBREVIATIONS
One of three types: Support facility,
general classroom, and special
P = Preschool
E = Elementary
I = Intermediate
H = High School
The program or subject area and subprogram area if applicable.
Item and Description:
The name of the item, and other details (e.g., size, other specifications) as appropriate.
The base on which the equipment ratio is calculated. For example, if
"classroom" is the base and the ratio is 1:2, this means that one item is recommended for every two classrooms.
The recommended number of items per base unit. Schools may purchase additional items as schools funds allow.
The recommended life under normal usage.
The recommended per unit cost as of April 2007.