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ERIC Number: ED195572
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar-9
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Management and Operations Auditing: A Business Oriented Management Structure For a Unified School District.
Conway, Ernest J.; And Others
An operations audit was conducted for a school district. The purpose of the audit was to determine the organization of the central office and reorganize its structure and staff as appropriate to clearly define goals and objectives, specify roles and responsibilities, eliminate wasted or duplicated efforts, and functionally define operational work units. The audit was carried out through a series of interviews and surveys with a sample of administrative, professional, and clerical staff from all central office departments and district schools. Documents and routing procedures were also critically analyzed. Recommendations included: (1) organization of the central office staff along functionally related lines; (2) creation of a strong planning, evaluation, and training function (PET); (3) merger of several operating units; (4) creation of new middle management positions; (5) elevation of the role of data processing to include a district management information system; (6) creation of a permanent district-wide steering committee to assist in planning; (7) revitalize the maintenance, operations, and transportation structure; (8) creation of a new associate superintendent's position to head PET; (9) adjustment of staffing levels tied to attrition; and (10) completion of a three year plan to implement the changes. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Audits