ERIC Number: ED089400
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
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The Development of Accountability Procedures in Kansas School Districts. Project Kansas 76: Concept Paper.
Sarthory, Joseph A.
Kansas schools are currently accredited individually on the basis of annual reports to the State Department of Education and periodic visits of State Department personnel emphasizing primarily inputs to the educational program. Senate Bill 501 affords school systems the capability to be accredited as a total district on the basis of a five year cycle of program development and evaluation. The attendant planning and managerial procedures in combination provide an accountability model for local school districts. It is at once both freeing in that it allows school districts the flexibility to develop programs and allocate resources in light of locally determined goals, and responsible in that it requires program and fiscal accounting in terms of progress toward those goals. These characteristics ensure, in fact enhance, local control of education. (Author/WM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas