PPBES: How One School District Goes Green

PPBES: How One School District Goes Green

Daphne Griffin (Cobb County School District, USA) and Tak C. Chan (Kennesaw State University, USA)
Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 9
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6312-1.ch019


The chapter is intended to examine the effort of a progressive school district toward advocating for the green school initiative. The school district's employment of the Planning, Programing, Budgeting, and Evaluation System to implementing green school concepts is reviewed for its effectiveness. The school district's green school effort is observed in the areas of new school construction, existing school renovations, school operational practices, and curriculum integration. While the school district continues its commitment to environmental greenness, suggestions are made to improve the implementation process. The chapter ends in highlighting the long-term benefits of green school initiative.
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The Planning, Programing, Budgeting, And Evaluation System

The Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Evaluation System (PPBES) is identified as a guide to achieve the green school goal because of the system’s logical procedure and analytical approach in project management. PPBES is a popular planning tool for educational institutions. As commented by Guthrie, Hart, Ray, Candoli and Hack (2008), the essential components of PPBES are as follows:

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