ERIC Number: ED251261
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Shared Programs between Adjacent School Districts in Bordering States: A Planning Manual.
Bruss, Lyle R.; Bryan, Dennis L.
Specifically organized for the use of school districts that are located adjacent to each other but across state lines, this manual provides guidelines and procedures for determining the feasibility of sharing services across those state boundaries. The activities specified in the manual utilize school district information that is readily attainable, consider the limitations of district personnel and available time, use internal rather than external expertise, and suggest study approaches that can be on-going rather than "one-shot." Following a review of the "neighbor-sharing concept," the manual introduces the five basic school district factors which require consideration and analysis when examining the possibility of cooperative programming: curriculum, student population, facilities, staffing, and finance. Each factor is discussed and examples illustrate how relevant data can be collected and presented for easy review not only to school personnel but to other publics as well. Appendix A is a 7-page list of across-border programs, including some of many years' duration. Other appendixes provide examples of the inventories and work sheets necessary for initial analysis in the decision-making process; the procedures were developed and tested in a year-long study conducted in 1982 in Wisconsin and Michigan. (BRR)
Descriptors: Community Support, Compliance (Legal), Cooperative Programs, Cost Effectiveness, Curriculum Evaluation, Decision Making, Declining Enrollment, Elementary Secondary Education, Facility Case Studies, Interstate Programs, National Surveys, School Districts, School Holding Power, School Support, Self Evaluation (Groups), Shared Services, Small Schools, Staff Utilization, Student Characteristics, Worksheets
School Services Bureau, University of Wisconsin, LLC Plaza, Green Bay, WI 54301 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.; Marquette-Alger Intermediate School District, Marquette, MI.; Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Green Bay. School Services Bureau.
Identifiers: Inventory of Assets; Michigan; Wisconsin