ERIC Number: ED108374
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Study for the Reorganization of Edmonds School District No. 15.
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
The Select Advisory Board and the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory project staff have analyzed and evaluated the need for reorganization in the district using the data, information, and organizational charts made available during the study. Recommended changes are appropriate because line and staff functions appear not to be accomplished effectively under the present organizational structure, which seems to have "just grown." The committee has attempted to look at the organization and the functions performed by the organization rather than at personalities. The specific recommendations focus on the principalship; the superintendency; the district's planning, research, and assessment; the question of centralization versus decentralization; and the district's personnel services. The advisory committee has developed four organizational plans for the district's consideration. Plan 1 is a modification of the present district structure. Plan 2 is a decentralized area or regional administrative organization with centralized functions. Plan 3 is a decentralized organization with modification of Plan 2 at the building and top administrative levels. Plan 4 is a centralized organization plan based on the organization recommended by the Washington study. The committee tended to lean toward a form of decentralization, essentially to get effective line supervision to a smaller number of school sites. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrative Organization, Articulation (Education), Change Strategies, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Curriculum Development, Decentralization, Educational Administration, Educational Assessment, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Management by Objectives, Organization, Organizational Change, Organizational Effectiveness, Organizations (Groups), Personnel Selection, Principals, Superintendents
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Identifiers - Location: Washington