ERIC Number: ED224147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Organizational Reporting in a School District: State and Federal Programs.
Educational reforms in recent decades have resulted in a proliferation of specific programs with dispersed controls and expanded levels of governance. As a result, the environmental context within which a school district operates is exceedingly complex. This case study describes the complexity of the overall system of reporting that has evolved from a school district's participation in some of these programs. Environmental complexity is shown to produce increased organizational complexity within a school district as well as in its external organizational linkages. A distinct cleavage between fiscal and programmatic accounting results. While fiscal accounting at the school district is coordinated, reporting for programs is not. It is suggested that environmental complexity inhibits efforts to integrate and coordinate educational programs at the school district level. (Author)
Descriptors: Accountability, Case Studies, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Government School Relationship, Organizational Climate, Program Administration, Recordkeeping, Reports, School Accounting, School Districts, School Organization, State Programs
Publications, Institute for Research on Educational Finance and Governance, School of Education, CERAS Building, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Research on Educational Finance and Governance.
Note: Some figures and portions of appendices will not reproduce due to illegibility and small print of original document.