ERIC Number: ED192441
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Cutback Management in Public Organizations. Information Series Volume 7, Number 3.
In this paper a review of the Wisconsin declining enrollment trend is presented and implications are noted for Wisconsin districts involved in school closing efforts. The author suggests that districts can best meet the challenge of declining enrollment by considering local enrollment projections, taking a facilities and program inventory, figuring future facilities needs, and ensuring public and community involvement. A review of recent literature related to "cutback management" is presented to help local school personnel better understand how public organizations function and react to diminishing resources and diminishing client groups. The work reviewed and summarized includes the following: Charles H. Levine on the causes and results of public sector funding reductions, Andrew Glasberg on New York's and other cities' municipal budget decreases, Robert Behn on the policies and practices associated with the closing of government facilities, Garry Brewer on the considerations related to program termination, Richard Cyert on organizational stagnation or decline at the university level, and Edgar Kelley on the reduction in force (RIF) process. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. for Management and Planning Services.