ERIC Number: ED364970
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Iowa School Reorganization: Where Has It Been and Where Is It Going?
Ghan, Guy W.
This document is a collection of five reports on school restructuring in Iowa from 1989 to 1993. The first report summarizes the restructuring activities in Iowa school districts during 1989, addresses problems that developed during the year, and chronicles future restructuring events. It also gives a historical perspective on school restructuring in Iowa. The second report discusses restructuring during 1990, the historical causes of the restructuring period in Iowa schools, and the possibilities for managing change. The major themes of the 1992 report in the third report are the identification and analysis of principles of reorganization actions that are being developed through local initiative, and an examination of expected financial changes. The fourth report on 1993 restructuring, focuses on the decision of 41 school districts to reorganize, the largest number of high school district mergers since 1962. Changes in rural Iowa as reflected in 1990 census data, and data on the influence of the state finance formula on smaller districts are also covered. The fifth report includes an update on the 1993 report, which examines how school districts are perceiving schools as government business units as they enter into whole-grade sharing contracts and eventually move toward reorganization. (JPT)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Bureau of School Administration and Accreditation.