ERIC Number: ED120913
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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Declining Enrollment--A Blessing.
Imhof, Howard E.
This report describes how a New York school district took advantage of a decline in elementary school enrollment to restructure the district's educational program, reduce staff requirements, and eliminate double shifting at the district's junior high and high school. The district's plan involved closing one of the three elementary schools and converting the building into a middle school, thereby freeing the former high school/junior high school building for full-time use as a high school. A concerted effort was made by the board of education and the district administration to win support for the plan (and the bond issue it required) among staff members, students, and the community. The plan was well supported by all segments of the community and, despite some construction delays on the middle school project, was successfully implemented without major difficulty. (JG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: New York