ERIC Number: ED225721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Increased Services to Small School Districts. Position Paper.
Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) is seeking better ways to deliver appropriate services to small districts, since many ADE services tend to be of most benefit to larger districts. Small school districts in Arizona often have great distances between schools, personnel filling multiple roles, special budgetary constraints, limited range of instructional materials, and geographic isolation from other school districts and communities. Using ADE definitions, 36.7% of all districts in Arizona are small. Earlier in the 1978 school year, ADE staff identified a large number of suggestions for delivery of services to local districts and this was followed by a series of meetings with small school administrators and ADE personnel where a general description of delivery services was identified. These services were identified as services being needed (11 sections) and services most often requested (5 needs). The ADE task force then considered various delivery systems, developed two position statements, and discussed position strengths and constraints. An overarching need is for district people to know someone to contact in the ADE. One important key to any service delivery system will be to work with and through county superintendents. An appendix provides sheets for rating technical assistance and general areas of assessment. (BRR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
Identifiers: Arizona; Isolation (Geographic); Isolation (Professional)