ERIC Number: ED200580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
The Governance Structure of the Lansing (Michigan) Staff Development Policy Board.
Helder, William; Urso, Jacqueline
The component parts of a successful cooperative governance structure designed to facilitate staff development in elementary and secondary urban schools are described. Headed by a Staff Development Policy Board, the governance organization combines teaching and administrative staffs as a decision making body. A maximum amount of staff input and communication is encouraged. The purpose of the Policy Board is to identify, develop, and coordinate inservice and professional development activities. An elected General Assembly serves as liaison between schools and departments, assesses needs, locates resources, oversees applications for program funding, and acts as a public relations agent. Voting members of the Policy Board are appointed to serve as coordinators and directors of curriculum and staff development programs. An Executive Committee is empowered to act for the Board on administrative exigencies. Included in this report are the results of staff development surveys of school personnel on perceived educational priorities for staff develoment. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of States on Inservice Education (5th, San Diego, CA, December 7-11, 1980).