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ERIC Number: ED140466
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar-15
Reference Count: N/A
Decision Criteria and Policy for School Consolidation. Final Report. MRI Project RA-115-D(1).
Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, MO.
The objectives of this study were to assist the Kansas City School District in the formulation of policy on the consolidation and closing of schools, development of objective criteria to aid decision-making on these issues, and specification of procedures for the implementing of such policy and policy decisions. The decision model developed had ten criteria ranked in order of importance--achievement levels in the schools, facility cost per pupil, space per pupil, teacher load, racial or minority balance, age and general condition of the buildings, auxiliary facilities, commuting distance, number of pupils, and fuel requirements. The model was formulated as an additive function of the deviations from standard on each of the criteria, adjusted by the weighting algorithm to yield a single, composite "Index for Retention." The model and the ranking for all elementary schools are contained in the appendixes. The proposed board of education policy statement and a policy for implementation are also included. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kansas City School District, MO.
Authoring Institution: Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, MO.