ERIC Number: ED212034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The Management Team: Making It Work.
Bainbridge, William L.; Evans, George C.
In 1980 the Newark (Ohio) City School District established a team management system called REASONS--an acronym for Responsive, Evaluative Accountability System Operating Newark Schools. The goals of the REASONS program comprise systematic planning and accomplishment of objectives, increased productivity, open two-way communication, and peer evaluation and merit pay for school administrators. The program's three emphases include responsiveness, defined as participation by all interested groups in the improvement of the school system; evaluation of administrators and programs; and accountability through open communication of program results. REASONS centers on the identification of the district's missions, starting with a survey of students, staff, parents, and the community for their suggestions. From the survey results the school board adopts mission statements which guide the management team in developing objectives at the system, unit, individual, and daily-operations levels. Individual contracts are drawn up for each administrator based on these four-tiered objectives. Peer evaluation of administrators and merit pay decisions are based on these contracts. REASONS itself is evaluated annually by a special committee. Copies of the survey and contract forms are provided. (Author/RW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Newark City School District OH