ERIC Number: ED066805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Development of a Procedure for Improving Decisions About School Attendance Areas. A Technical Paper.
Hurnard, John R.
In order to approach an acceptable solution to the problem of defining attendance areas in a school district, decisionmakers need a systematic method of subdividing the district into manipulable components, reliable information regarding the location of children in the district, and a clear understanding of the constraints under which a decision is to be made and the objectives that are being sought. An interactive computer program is a desirable means of speeding progress toward a feasible solution by permitting many alternatives to be examined easily. This article discusses the development of a data base, an interactive program, and a school district model based on U. S. Census blocks. It also comments on the application of the procedure to the analysis of the problem of adjusting attendance area boundaries in a particular school district. A sample computer output is included. (Author)
Descriptors: Attendance, Census Figures, Computer Programs, Databases, Enrollment Projections, Geographic Distribution, Models, Online Systems, Parent School Relationship, Prediction, Public Schools, School Demography, School Districts, School Location, School Zoning, Student Distribution, Systems Approach
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Bureau of Educational Research and Service.