ERIC Number: ED170915
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-11
Reference Count: 0
Resource Allocation Procedures Viewed From Within the Administrative Structure of Large Urban Schools.
Lytle, James H.
As one considers the almost incredible array of guidelines, regulations, requirements, and contract provisions affecting the allocation of the local school's resources, one must wonder how it is possible to conduct the business of the school at all. Time is not traditionally considered a resource, and local school administrators are rarely trained in using time resources well, particularly in the scheduling and rostering process. This is unfortunate, since teachers' work time is the resource most clearly under the administrator's control, and may also be the most significant educational resource when used well. This document provides a brief overview of the local school administrator's role in resource allocations, from the standpoint of one administrator in the Philadelphia public school system. Financial and regulatory constraints and the problems of central office control are touched on. Appendices illustrate documents used by Philadelphia's local school administrators in school-level budgeting. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Philadelphia Public Schools PA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979); Not available in paper copy due to light print of original document