||Under the influence of declining birth rate and population aging, school-age population decresed, more and more idle classrooms show up in school, furthermore, even school will be relocated or shutted down. In recent years, there are some examples of primary and secondary school relocated in Kaohsiung, and now, there are schools going to consolidate. Therefore, the ways to reuse the vacant spaces in schools, the issue of schools relocated and consolidated, and to make abandoned schools become the useful facilities are the main topics of the research.|
The purposes of the study are to understand the actual state of the vacant spaces reuse in the primary schools; to understand the government, school, and community represents’ opinions of the school consolidation; to understand the community needs and expectations after school relocated. The objects of the research are four primary schools with higher decrease rate of students and which is concerning to the relocating issue. The research use qualitative research method with in-depth interview to interviewing 12 interviewees from the government, schools, and communities.
According to the findings and analysis, 3 conclusions were as follow:
1. The vacant spaces in school reuse as teaching space in the priority, the various specialized classrooms are in common, and the one of usual difficulties faced in the reuse process is funds.
2. As for the school consolidation policy, though the community and parents might be opposed to the change at first, however, through constantly communication and coordination, government may carry out the policy and reach the goal.
3. In order to the population aging, most of the needs and expectations of the abandoned school are social welfare use.
In the end of the study, there are some suggestions gernerated as main content, such as school could cooperate with the company to solve the funds problem; government should pay more attention to the public opinion on the school consolidation and relocation policy; planning the reuse of the abandoned school not only considering creative, and practical, but also keeping historical of the school.