ERIC Number: ED036896
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Who Makes the Buying Decisions in the Public Schools?
National School Boards Association, Washington, DC.
This document reports the findings of a survey designed to assess the extent and nature of the involvement of school board members and school administrators in the public school purchasing process. A total of 1,199 school board members and 177 school administrators were interviewed during the 4 days of the 1969 National School Boards Association convention. The randomly selected respondents represented school districts located in all 50 States that vary greatly in size of student population. The report's findings indicate that (1) school board members and school administrators are in close agreement concerning the involvement and importance of various school personnel in the school purchasing process; (2) school board members are generally involved in all phases of purchasing planning and decision making, regardless of school district size; and (3) school board members and superintendents comprise the nucleus of the school purchasing team in most instances. (JH)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Board of Education Role, Decision Making, Educational Equipment, Enrollment, Purchasing, School District Spending, Superintendents, Supplies, Surveys
Business Manager, National School Boards Association, 1233 Central Street, Evanston, Ill. 60201 ($1.00, quantity discounts)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Washington, DC.