ERIC Number: ED111066
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
PPBS--A New Approach.
Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA. Educational Management Development Center.
In the past, organizations have had problems during the implementation phase of Program Planning Budgeting Systems (PPBS). Under the approach developed by the Educational Management Development Center (EMDEC), several school systems develop similar PPB systems, with EMDEC as the coordinating hub. District personnel are first familiarized with the program concept through the development of the program budget. Only after a year of budget work are personnel asked to develop goals, objectives, and targets. Cooperation by several districts permits the distribution of costs across the districts and encourages an exchange of information. The EMDEC approach is presently being tested with three school districts in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The three districts have had good success with the development of the program budget; the most difficult problem during the initial months was a lack of detailed information. To introduce program analysis and evaluation, the EMDEC approach uses two pilot programs for each district, so the implementation process can be easily modified for maximum effectiveness. The subsequent development of goals and objectives for the entire district simply involves the full application of guidelines designed during the pilot phase. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA. Educational Management Development Center.