ERIC Number: ED173925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb-15
Staffing During a Period of Decline.
Randall, James M.
The key to successful management of staffing during decline, this paper says, is advance planning. It suggests several steps to take via analyzing, prioritizing, economizing, and publicizing before reduction in force hits the school. Administrators should make projections and predictions on enrollments, revenues and expenditures and facilities and staff; establish their district's goals and priorities; evaluate the program; publicize all of this; clear up contract language; and revise personnel policies and practices not in the contract to eliminate restrictive provisions. The paper also suggests that administrators develop guidelines consistent with statutory and case law and with the provisions of union contracts. Other issues discussed include keeping state legislative and executive leaders informed, retaining a capable management staff, and developing an early retirement incentive. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of School Administrators (New Orleans, Louisiana, February 14-17, 1979)