ERIC Number: ED126552
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Task Force on Declining Enrollment. Third Revision.
Highline Public Schools, Seattle, WA.
The purpose of this task force was to study the program, facilities, and alternatives of the Highline School District as they relate to enrollment decline. Specifically, the task force was to establish criteria for identifying facilities where changes should be considered; identify and prioritize alternatives for use of excess classroom space; and determine a process for involving the community in the development of awareness and understanding and for providing input prior to making changes in schools because of enrollment decline. The categories used in evaluating buildings were educational adequacy, operational costs, enrollment, percent of enrollment decline, airport noise impact, alternate use factor, modernization potential, building capacity, and traffic and safety considerations. The process for community involvement consists of four stages--orientation to declining enrollment and its ramifications, input/output, school board's decision and postdecision information dissemination, and implementation. It was determined that, as far as use of facilities is concerned, educational needs should be considered first, community needs second, private or commercial needs third, and redevelopment fourth. The specific recommendations of the task force are included. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Declining Enrollment, Educational Planning, Elementary Education, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Trends, Evaluation Methods, Facility Planning, School Buildings, School Closing, School Community Relationship, School Size
Highline Public Schools, 15675 Ambaum Boulevard S.W., Seattle, Washington 98166 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Highline Public Schools, Seattle, WA.