ERIC Number: ED125129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Enrollment Decline: The Task Force.
Eisenberger, Katherine E.
The involvement of the community is absolutely essential in planning for declining enrollment and school closing. Through the use of the community task force, the frequently painful decisions entailed by a no-growth policy can be made more palatable. There are three types of task forces (the indepth seminar, the six- to eight-week study group, and the extended study committee). The task force may be led by an outside consultant, a central office administrator, a board-appointed leader, or a leader elected from within the group. The composition of the committee should be representative of the community as a whole. Organizational structure is all-important if the task force is to accomplish its duties (for example, specifying which schools will be closed first). Decision-making models such as KEMEC can assist in identifying evaluation criteria, which usually include economic, facility, and social factors. An example of how this decision-making model is applied in a hypothetical school district indicates the process to be followed by the task force. (DS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of School Administrators (108th, Atlantic City, New Jersey, February 20-23, 1976)