ERIC Number: ED245410
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
School Closings in New York State: The Planning Process.
Flowers, Helen F.; Gardner, David W.
This report summarizes the results of a statewide survey (excluding New York City) on the objectives, procedures, and problems of school closing; it emphasizes school districts' planning processes. The report begins with information on the geographic distribution of closings; the years districts closed schools; and the types, sizes, and ages of the schools closed. It then closed schools, and the types, sizes, and ages of the schools closed. It then analyzes the use of various planning activities identified in the survey; two discussed in some detail are the use of advisory committees and of guidelines, reported by 62.6 and 69 percent of the districts, respectively. The final section reports the indidence of unanticipated problems due to school closings and the districts' satisfaction with their planning procedures. Eleven appended tables provide data on all the above topics and supporting information; a New York State map is also included, showing the distribution of studied districts by county. The attached booklet presents essentially the same information as the paper described above, but draws more detailed conclusions. (MCG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New York
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).