ERIC Number: ED114821
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
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Potential of Correctional School District Organizations. Coordination Bulletin No. 22.
American Bar Association, Washington, DC. Clearinghouse for Offender Literacy Programs.
An alternative to the meager budgets which complicate the correctional educator's task is proposed in this bulletin. A correctional school district organization can be developed to support viable education programs for individuals within the penal system. The six states of Texas, Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, Arkansas, and Ohio already have operating correctional school districts. Key aspects and elements of the special district concept are discussed. Positive aspects of the organizational concept are considered to be that priorities can be readily established and assigned to educational programs and services in correctional institutions, that legally constituted educational units have broader access to state and federal sources of funds, that funding which will permit full programming encourages long-range planning and staffing continuity, and that the status of prison of educational programs can be advanced in relation to other prison programs. A profile of the Connecticut Correctional School District indicates a trend toward more centralized operation and a 50 percent enrollment of inmates in educational and training programs. Sources of further information about correctional school districts are suggested. (MKM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Washington, DC. Clearinghouse for Offender Literacy Programs.