ERIC Number: ED212053
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Declining Enrollment--Closing Schools: Problems & Solutions. AASA Critical Issues Report.
Nine chapters and an introduction discuss the issues surrounding school closures and declining enrollment and suggest practical solutions. Each chapter examines a particular facet of the problem, presents brief case studies of successful experiences, and mentions sources for further information. The topics covered include: (1) demographic changes and enrollment projections; (2) the need for prior planning; (3) school board policy-making on district goals, community involvement, and eleven other issues; (4) improvement of communications and public relations; (5) the options of leasing, selling, demolishing, or finding alternative uses for closed school facilities; (6) legal and psychological problems involved in layoffs and reductions in force; (7) program or curriculum change to prevent erosion of educational quality; (8) financial problems associated with rising costs and declining enrollment; and (9) the special problems involved in closing high schools. (RW)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Case Studies, Curriculum Design, Declining Enrollment, Educational Facilities, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Organizational Communication, Public Relations, Reduction in Force, School Administration, School Closing
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.