ERIC Number: ED171856
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-1
Reference Count: 0
Declining Enrollment; Community Options and Actions.
Skiera, Lou, Ed.
This paper suggests that school systems can develop and implement a plan to keep schools operating to the advantage of students, staff, and community despite declining enrollment. In arguing against the closing of schools, this paper provides quotes from a survey and summary statements from school officials to show that closings do not save school districts money and that school closings have a negative impact on surrounding neighborhoods. Brief summaries of case studies that illustrate diverse ways in which various school districts have coped with this problem are also provided. Some of the strategies discussed in these summarizations include a "grandparent in the classroom" program, year-round education, parental involvement, community and/or adult education, and the use of school buildings for non-school activities. (EB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Santa Barbara County Schools, CA.