ERIC Number: ED203488
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Resource Guide for the Organization and Election of Community Councils.
Masla, John A.; And Others
Since 1978, federal legislation and regulations have required that Teacher Corps projects involve the participation of elected councils of at least seven members representative of the parents and other residents of the communities within the boundaries of the project schools. These councils participate in such project functions as needs assessment, improvement of communications among parties affected by the project, identification of resources in the community, contribution to curriculum development, and encouragement of community participation in the program. Councils may be formally or informally organized, but must document their activities in either case. Those responsible for organizing the election of community councils may consider use of polling places, mailed ballots, or community conventions as election procedures. Scenarios of possible elections under these procedures are provided. Appendixes offer samples of by-laws, election notices, and election calendars, a suggested outline for minutes, and hints for the council chairperson. (PGD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Teacher Corps.
Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Teacher Corps Recruitment and Community Technical Resource Center.