ERIC Number: ED210281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Metro Area General Plan. The School District's Analysis.
Zentner, John; Schoolcraft, Mary
The 1990 Plan is a comprehensive planning guide for the local governments of the City of Eugene, City of Springfield and Lane County, Oregon. The Metro Area General Plan is of significance and concern to the school districts of Eugene, Bethel and Springfield. A conflict of authority is created by mandating that control of major public investments be both planned and coordinated on a metropolitan wide basis. The actual control over major public investments does not reside in one authority, therefore the statutory right of the school board to locate schools is abrogated. Reported findings in the public utilities, services and facilities section are unsubstantiated in fact, and do not make a clear distinction between elementary schools and community. Without clear district policy on the provision of neighborhood schools, the question of whether the plan can mandate a policy to the school district based on citizen perceptions of past practice arises. The school district should find it possible to resolve these concerns without resorting to legal solutions. (DWH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bethel School District, Eugene, OR.; Springfield Public Schools, OR.
Authoring Institution: Eugene School District 4J, OR. Div. of Research, Development, and Evaluation.
Identifiers: Oregon; Oregon (Eugene)