ERIC Number: ED240730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May-31
Reference Count: 0
Report on Legislative and Funding Recommendations, DoDDS Comprehensive Study [of Dependents Schools].
Bartell, Ted; LeBlanc, Linda
The final volume of a comprehensive study of the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS), this report consists of a brief background description of the DoDDS system, followed by 10 legislative and funding recommendations based on the findings of the study: (1) increase funding in fiscal year 1984 and beyond to accommodate anticipated growth in enrollment; (2) authorize expansion of the target population for DoDDS to include both preschool age children and adults; (3) have military services screen all families for severely and profoundly handicapped children prior to overseas assignment; (4) support full implementaion and staffing of English as a Second Language, Talented and Gifted, and Compensatory Education programs; (5) increase travel funds for personnel performing supervisory and coordinative functions; (6) fund a one-time catchup program for maintenance, repair, and minor construction; (7) increase the major construction budget to permit planned facilities to be built to full specification; (8) provide authorization and funds to support selective expansion of paid school bus monitoring; (9) provide specific funding for a school-based telecommunications system; and (10) adjust funding of administrative and supervisory positions to correspond to a reorganization of the school system intended to move operational functions closer to the schools and centralize strategic planning, policy development, budget formulation, and evaluation. Explanations are provided for each recommendation. (TE)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Budgeting, Dependents Schools, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Government School Relationship, Military Organizations, School Location, Services, Special Education, Special Programs, Transportation
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Defense, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Advanced Technology, Inc., Reston, VA.
Note: For related documents, see EA 016 495-497.