ERIC Number: ED123862
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Special Programs in Public Schools: Administrative and Financial Structures. Report of the Second Study on Special Programs in Education.
McLure, William P.
Examined in the report are administrative and financial structures of Illinois special programs (including special education, vocational education and bilingual education.) Considered are organizational issues of regional administration - Joint Agreements for special education, "Super" Regions for low-prevalence handicapped students, Area Vocational Centers, Educational Service Regions, and unified intermediates. The relationship of these organizational patterns to local school districts and to the Illinois Office of Education is analyzed. Financing regional programs is addressed in terms of capital facilities, current operating expenses, and implications of new legislation to implement full state funding of special programs' extra costs. A final section presents a suggested format to implement a program cost analysis system. Sample forms are included for providing such basic information as staff distribution and salary, and pupil distribution among programs. Among seven final recommendations is the development of cooperative regional units to assist local districts in providing services and programs. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Coll. of Education.