University System of Ga. looks to improve classroom space usage

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The state entity with the largest number of buildings uses them an average of one-quarter of the work week, leaving them empty the rest of the time, a new study shows.

The University System of Georgia studied the issue at all 31 of the state’s public colleges and universities and found it could be more efficient.

“We think we need to do some improvement. We need to work with some institutions, quite frankly,” said Chancellor Hank Huckaby in an interview with Morris News.

Much of the reason is most classes are offered Monday through Thursday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. As a result, changes in scheduling will be critical in optimizing space.

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