ERIC Number: ED206619
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
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A State Funding Model for In-Service Training of School Staff.
Smith, Douglas J.
In 1979 the Michigan State legislature allocated $3.2 million for kindergarten through twelfth grade school staff development programs (Public Act 94, Article 9, Section 97). The emphasis in the legislation was to establish a competitive market for the purchase and utilization of resources to identify needs and provide skill development for school employees. In order to receive the funds, each school district was required to submit a needs assessment, designate the responsible agents, and identify the goals, progress, and evaluation mechanism of the program. It was also mandated that: (1) all administrators would be included in inservice and management training; (2) inservice training programs would be attended on a voluntary basis; and (3) staff development would be primarily noncredit. Incentives in the legislation encouraged cooperative planning between school districts and schools of education through the provision of matching funds. The legislation was intended to give maximum autonomy for the school districts while allowing funds for nonsalary items. (FG)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan