ERIC Number: ED172429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Declining Enrollments: Staffing for the Eighties.
Fowler, Delbert H.
School districts that survive declining enrollments will be the ones who recognize that the problem exists and build their programs and plans to meet the problem. It is necessary to know community demography and develop farsighted, actuarily sound projections of the effects. As money is basic to the problem, it is necessary to know the fiscal characteristics of a particular decline and the possible resources that are available. In regard to staffing, administrators will have to become experts in labor management. Tenure and reduction in force policies will have to be negotiated. District incentives and early retirement may have to be re-evaluated and changed to meet changed circumstances. However, declining enrollments can be a new motivating force that will provide opportunities in education. With foresight, planning, and imagination, schools will benefit by new thinking and creative leadership to meet the demands of the times. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (63rd, Houston, Texas, February 2-6, 1979)