ERIC Number: ED098720
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Alternative Schools: A Practical Manual. Revised.
Ascheim, Skip; And Others
This manual is a practical guide based on school experiences and legal requirements in Massachusetts. It is intended to help alternative schools get off the ground and to stay out of trouble with State and local authorities. Some brief sketches of four alternative schools are presented to indicate alternatives that already exist. Sections summarize State law on specific subjects, school committee and board of education practices, and some of the experiences of existing alternative schools. A section on the economics of alternative schools discusses private assistance, State aid, federal aid, information on qualifying for grants, and persons to contact. Sections on bookkeeping, incorporation, and taxation discuss procedures to be followed to retain tax-exempt status, prevent questioning of the validity of the corporation, and protect against charges of misuse of funds. The final sections contain directories of alternative schools in Massachusetts, source of help, and sample forms. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Attendance, Bookkeeping, Certification, Directories, Educational Economics, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Graduation Requirements, Insurance, Nontraditional Education, Safety, School Buildings, School Buses, Standards, State Aid, State Standards, Teacher Qualifications
Center for Law and Education, Larsen Hall, 14 Appian Way, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 ($3.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Center for Law and Education.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts