ERIC Number: ED243226
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Merger Feasibility Study: Greenville City and Pitt County (North Carolina) Schools. Final Report, 22N-2572.
Pyecha, John N.; And Others
This report contains findings and recommendations based on a study conducted to determine the feasibility of merging the Pitt County and Greenville County (North Carolina) school systems. Each school system is described in terms of pupil population patterns, building use, and educational and administrative services; issues related to these descriptions are highlighted. The advantages and disadvantages of four basic options are considered: (1) retain the status quo, (2) retain the two systems but modify boundaries, (3) adopt a supplemental tax or a weighted formula for allocating state and local resources, or (4) consolidate the two systems. The background and procedures of the study are discussed in chapter 1. Chapter 2 provides a current description of both school systems. Chapter 3 identifies the major problems or needs that are evident from the description. Chapter 4 discusses and compares the four options (listed above) for alleviating these problems. A recommendation for consolidation is provided in chapter 5, based on the concerns raised in the preceding chapters. Nine appendixes are included, providing supporting information for tables and figures referred to in the text, along with summary descriptions of school facilities, finances, personnel, instructional services, testing programs, transportation, maintenance and operations, advisory councils, and volunteer programs. (TE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pitt County Board of Commissioners, Greenville, NC.
Authoring Institution: Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC. Center for Educational Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers: Greenville City Schools NC; Pitt County Schools NC