ERIC Number: ED116353
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Report of the Illinois Task Force on Declining Enrollments in the Public Schools.
Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield.
The Illinois Task Force on Declining Enrollments was formed in response to the need for more information about the process of planning and management in the public school system in a period of declining enrollment. The task force had five major purposes: to stimulate greater awareness of the problems and opportunities associated with declining enrollments; to outline some of the major issues and options; to set forth some practical suggestions to local districts; to generate greater planning efforts at the state and local levels; and to develop recommendations for state-level study and action. This report is an edited and integrated version of the reports of the task force subcommitteees on enrollment projections, economic issues, the use of unneeded facilities, school staffing, and the effects of reduced enrollments on instructional programs. Four themes run through the discussion--the need for planning; the importance of community involvement in the planning process; constraints, reductions, and barriers; and the opportunities associated with declining enrollments. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Educational Economics, Educational Facilities, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Projections, Enrollment Trends, Job Layoff, Nontraditional Education, School Buildings, School Closing, Shared Facilities, State Aid, Teacher Supply and Demand
Illinois Office of Education, Department of Planning and Research, 100 North First Street, Springfield, Illinois 62777 (as requested)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois