ERIC Number: ED255985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Manual on Declining Enrollment. Prepared for the Lynbrook Union Free School District by the Hofstra School Decline Team.
Hofstra Univ., Hempstead, NY. Dept. of Educational Administration.
By researching this project, a group of graduate students gained practical knowledge of administrative problems linked to declining enrollment while providing consultation for a Long Island, New York, school district. The two professors coordinating the project identified 13 component issues, each of which was assigned to a team of students; each team's work was preceded by a session of instruction in the issue at hand. Each team was to work directly with the school district; ultimately, however, communications were conducted by the professors to reduce annoyance for the district. This report's initial sections present a project description, a description of the school district, and a planning process recommended for the district. Succeeding chapters discuss the following aspects of the research: (1) two community surveys--one each by mail and telephone, (2) historical data on class (grade) size, (3) current enrollment projections, (4) school attendance areas, (5) neighborhood politics related to school decline, (6) facilities and space utilization, (7) individual building operating costs, (8) staffing patterns and needs, (9) effects of decline on educational programs, (10) private school enrollment, and (11) legal considerations. Also included are the researchers' evaluation of the project, an extensive bibliography, and participating students' vitae. (MCG)
Descriptors: Action Research, Community Surveys, Declining Enrollment, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Projections, Enrollment Trends, Local Issues, Operating Expenses, Organizational Change, Private Schools, Public Schools, School Activities, School Law, School Zoning, Space Utilization, Staff Utilization, Suburban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hofstra Univ., Hempstead, NY. Dept. of Educational Administration.
Identifiers: Hofstra University NY; Lynbrook Union Free School District NY; New York (Long Island)
Note: A project conducted by graduate students of the Department of Educational Administration, Hofstra University.