ERIC Number: ED161976
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Guidelines for the Formation and Maintenance of a Consortium: A Resource Manual for Administrators.
Smith, Eileen J.
A consortium of seven urban districts in New Jersey was formed to provide a basis for cooperation between local districts, the regional Educational Improvement Centers, and the Urban Education Observatory in developing school improvement strategies. The consortium is organized into various levels of people (assistant superintendents, vice principals, teachers) in each of the districts who act and interrelate to insure that the participating districts have the opportunity to share common problems and issues and to develop strategies or resources responsive to their needs. A flow chart delineates responsibilities and interrelationships of Council members, liaison and pilot staff, directors and assistant directors. Public relations contacts, for which the director is responsible, are maintained through monthly reports and articles in the Department of Education's newspaper. Press releases to local papers are given only after they have been approved by Council members. Communication is maintained through progress reports, minutes of meetings, and newsletters. The culmination of this is the identification and possible installation of a model for the integration of categorically funded programs (such as compensatory education programs) with the regular Board of Education's programs of instruction. (Author/KR)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Central New Jersey Urban Schools Improvement Council.
Identifiers: New Jersey
Note: For a related document, see UD 018 433; Not available in hard copy due to reproduction quality of the original document