ERIC Number: ED213088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
School Closure Task Force. Final Report and Recommendations.
Brott, M. J.
As a result of declining enrollment and resources, a school closure task force was appointed in February 1981 by the 4J School District in Eugene (Oregon). Because the 4J Board of Directors had determined that the enrollment in several schools had become too small to maintain both efficiency and district standards, the task force was directed to formulate a plan for school building closures. Closures were recommended under two alternate organizational models: K-5 elementary and 6-8 middle school or K-6 elementary and 7-8 middle school. The task force was made up of citizens, teachers, and administrators. This report begins by setting forth the task force's duties, composition, and timeline. The report then explains the two organization models for structuring grade levels, the reasons for and effects of the implementation of each, and the public testimony pro and con. Recommendations and a summary of the factors affecting those recommendations are presented. Implications for general and special education are briefly discussed, as well as impact and implications for staffing, transportation, and food services. A lengthy appendix presents the minutes of task force meetings, public hearing transcripts, and all data supplied to the task force, such as enrollment projections, school closure model criteria, and grade organization model alternatives. (JM)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Citizens Councils, Cost Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Projections, Hearings, Instructional Program Divisions, Meetings, School Closing
Eugene Public Schools, District 4J, 200 N. Monroe, Eugene, OR 97402 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Eugene School District 4J, OR.
Identifiers: Eugene Public Schools OR; Oregon (Eugene)
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