ERIC Number: ED168118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Information Systems Plan.
Tulsa Public Schools, OK.
A task force sought to determine the information needs of the Tulsa Public Schools (Oklahoma) by studying goals of the school district, identifying all processes necessary for operation of the school system, and conducting interviews with 48 key members. A detailed information systems matrix was constructed to show the interrelationships between departments within the organization, the process essential to the operation of the schools, classes of data required, and necessary information systems. Among nine conclusions reached by the task force was that a district crisis in data processing appears imminent. The "application approach" being followed seriously restricts access to data, and there is excessive manual processing of data. Also, present data processing equipment, systems, and staff are inadequate. The task force made 12 recommendations, including that data processing capabilities should be upgraded immediately and an integrated data base developed; a long-term commitment must be made to the project; priority should be given to data bases in student, financial, and personnel records; and early emphasis should be given programs that directly serve students. A lengthy appendix discusses methodology, process definitions, current systems review, interviews, analysis of information systems needs, the information systems network, and risk assessment and prioritization. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tulsa Public Schools, OK.
Identifiers: Tulsa Public Schools OK
Note: Prepared by the Information Systems Task Force; Pages 31-40 may be marginally legible