ERIC Number: ED363013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
School Site Councils for Kansas Schools and Districts.
Kansas State Board of Education, Topeka.
This document was developed by the Kansas State Board of Education to help local school districts establish school-site councils and assist in their operation. The Kansas legislature requires all school districts to participate in the Quality Performance Accreditation System (QPA). As part of that legislative requirement, each school in every public school district that operates more than one school must establish a school-site council. Each council advises and counsels its local school in evaluating state, district, and school-site performance goals and objectives. Each council also provides input on the methodology used to achieve those goals and objectives. Part 1 of this document reviews council roles and responsibilities. Part 2 offers information on the skills needed to build effective council teams and process strategies to aid the councils' work, such as decision making, communicating with the school community, gathering and analyzing information, and developing a planning cycle. Appendices contain the Kansas statute that mandates school-site councils, a school-site survey, and samples of local school-site council guidelines, correspondence, and a press release. (LMI)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Board of Education, Topeka.