ERIC Number: ED165324
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Aug-15
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of Operations Costs Under Traditional and Year-Round Student Schedules in the Bethel Public Schools.
Washington Univ., Seattle. Bureau of School Service and Research.
This study focuses on the differences in operating costs between the traditional 180-day school schedule and the 45/15 year-round schedule in the Bethel School District of Tacoma, Washington. Two approaches were used to identify and analyze costs of the following: building administration, teachers, secretaries, clerks and aides, instructional specialists, food service, transportation, custodians, maintenance, libraries, utilities, central administration, and instructional support. Model I was designed to investigate differences in cost per pupil in all categories before and after the year-round program was implemented. Model II was used to calculate the costs that would be incurred if the 45/15 plan was ended and the traditional schedule made operational. No differences were determined in Model I. In Model II, cost differences were found to be related to the alternative used to provide needed school space and services. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Bureau of School Service and Research.