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ERIC Number: ED130450
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 65
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Declining Enrollment: Current Trends in School Policies & Programs.
National School Public Relations Association, Arlington, VA.
Declines in student population are a fact of life in most of the nation's school districts. With the declines come unprecedented challenges and opportunities; sensitive community relations problems involved with school closings; costs that continue to rise despite the decline in student numbers; the need for staff reductions; the need for comprehensive advance planning involving both staff members and the community; lower teacher-student ratios and more room available for educational alternatives. Based on a nationwide survey of school districts, the report includes guidelines for making accurate enrollment projections; involving the staff, students, and community in planning and finding solutions; using alternatives such as magnet schools and clusters to help defuse the often emotionally charged atmosphere; and developing and maintaining a good public information program. The report features five case studies of districts that have met and solved their first rounds with declining enrollment. (Author/IRT)
National School Public Relations Association, 1801 North Moore Street, Arlington, Virginia 22209 (Stock No., 411-13329, $6.75; orders under $8.00 must be prepaid; orders over $8.00 must be prepaid unless submitted on an authorized purchase order)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Public Relations Association, Arlington, VA.