ERIC Number: ED122456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-10
Reference Count: 0
How to Close a School Without Enraging the Public.
Pound, John H. T.
Six steps should be taken before a school is closed: identify the reasons to justify the closing of either a specific building or one of a number of buildings; publicize the decision as early as possible; solicit the aid of an ad hoc committee or task force to independently research space or room requirements; after the ad hoc committee's report has been received, arrange for public hearing on the report; honor the requests of individual Parent Teacher Associations for special meetings; and, after the public hearings, have discussion at a board meeting, identify further information needed, and make a decision, identifying clearly what action is going to be taken and the date of the implementation. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Speech presented at the Annual Meeting of the National School Boards Association (36th, San Francisco, April 10-13, 1976)