ERIC Number: ED170894
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Community Schools: Michigan's Program (State School Aid Act--Section 96).
Sullenger, Gary L.
School districts in Michigan wishing to implement community school programs have access to state grant moneys. Analysis of questionnaires sent to Michigan's school superintendents in 1977 revealed that those whose districts participated in the grant program supported more fully and their districts followed more closely the definition of the community school's role in community education set by the Michigan State Board of Education than did those whose districts received no grant aid. These findings were clear in four of five community types (city, town, urban fringe, and rural) and were inconclusive in the fifth type (metropolitan core city). The State Board definition for which support was assessed stated basically that community schools have a four-fold role: to make school facilities available for citizen use; to organize local residents for planning community education; to identify and utilize other available resources through coordination with local agencies; and to assist in initiating new or improved programs otherwise unavailable. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Legislature, Lansing.