ERIC Number: ED191141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
Shared Governance in the Salt Lake City Schools.
Morgan, Stanley R.
Facing declining enrollment, loss of state funds, and decreasing public confidence, the Salt Lake City Schools found several groups demanding a voice in the decision-making process. A plan for shared governance was implemented. Representatives of the teachers' association, the administrative association, and the classified employees' association were invited to attend the superintendent's staff meetings as voting members. Decision-making at the local school level was democratized through creation of School Improvement Councils, composed of faculty and administrators, and of School Community Councils, composed of the School Improvement Council members, parent teacher association representatives, school principals, and six additional community members. Both councils were designed to be active decision-making bodies rather than advisory groups. District ad hoc committees work to help resolve problems beyond the scope of single schools. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Salt Lake City Schools UT