ERIC Number: ED218057
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
An Administrator's Guide for Implementing the Four-Day School Week.
Richburg, Robert W.; Wood, Lonnie
Based on the 1980-81 experiences of 12 rural Colorado school districts' efforts to implement the 4-day school week, this manual was written to examine the key decisions that must be considered in implementing the 4-day schedule. The manual delineates the alternatives regarding each decision, potential trouble areas, and the ways one particular decision may impact upon another decision. The order in which specified decisions should be made is spelled out, as well as who should be involved in the process and the issues and ramifications to consider. Beginning with a section on initial decisions, the manual has major sections on scheduling decisions, curriculum decisions, staffing and personnel decisions, co-curricular program decisions, fiscal decisions and evaluation, and evaluation instruments. Each section lists a specific question, provides items to consider (and pros and cons in some cases), and a worksheet to fill in with sources of additional information, questions-reactions-thoughts, and plan of action. The appendix lists districts utilizing the 4-day schedule and articles and publications on the 4-day school week. (BRR)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Cost Effectiveness, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Conservation, Evaluation Methods, Extracurricular Activities, Personnel, Program Implementation, Questionnaires, Rural Schools, Scheduling
Office for Rural Education, 300 Education Bldg., Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins CO 80523 (1-9 copies, $10.95 ea., 10 or more, $10.00 ea.).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins. Dept. of Education.
Identifiers: Colorado; Four Day School Week
Note: For related document, see ED 211 314. Parts of appendix are marginally legible.