ERIC Number: ED373408
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
School District Administrators in North Carolina.
Maniloff, Howard; And Others
This paper presents findings of a study that investigated the size and composition of the corps of school district administrators in North Carolina. Findings suggest that most North Carolina school districts are staffed traditionally with regard to administration--concentrating on district operation, the instructional program, and federal or state mandated programs. Larger districts require more administrators to conduct more specialized functions. However, North Carolina has fewer school district administrators than the nation as a whole and fewer than half the states. Because of their size, necessary operations, and administrative requirements, districts in North Carolina have many administrative responsibilities. The following strategies to enhance administrative efficiency are offered: (1) recognize and support essential administrative functions and the administrators who perform them; (2) review state educational policies for congruence between educational goals and state support for local administrative positions; (3) consider the implications of state-level policy decisions for personnel as well as for resources; and (4) implement strategies that encourage school districts to develop their own innovative administrative structures. Four tables and one figure are included. The appendix contains four statistical tables. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Carolina State Board of Education, Raleigh.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Educational Policy Research Center, Chapel Hill.
Identifiers: North Carolina