ERIC Number: ED132742
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Imperative of Leadership. Volume II, Number l. A Report on Declining Enrollments.
Goettel, Robert J.; And Others
The authors of this report argue that state boards of education must play an active part in assisting local districts with planning for enrollment decline. The authors review statistical data showing that enrollment decline in big city schools is generally worse than in other areas. State boards must be prepared to help districts that stand to lose state aid because of fewer students. But declining enrollment aid provisions should be directed only at those districts with the highest rates of decline. The authors also suggest that districts encourage retirement for school staff by lowering the retirement age and by eliminating penalties for early retirement. Inservice training should be provided to keep the staff informed. State boards should provide technical assistance to local districts to encourage more effective management of limited resources. A list of recommendations directed at state board of education members supplements this report. (Author/DS)
Descriptors: Community Support, Declining Enrollment, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Reduction in Force, State Aid, State Boards of Education, State School District Relationship, Statistical Data, Urban Schools
National Association of State Boards of Education, 810 Lincoln Tower, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80203 (free)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Finance and Productivity Group.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Boards of Education, Washington, DC.