ERIC Number: ED247343
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
School-Based Planning Manual. Part I: A Step-by-Step Planning Guide.
Burton, Nancy; And Others
This manual is addressed to principals and program managers within the Seattle Public Schools. It presents a planning process model and includes blank forms on which principals are instructed to inform the directors of their school-based plans for improved school effectiveness. The introduction describes Project ACCESS (A Community Cooperating for Effective Seattle Schools), the funding and resource project that produced this guide. The district goals for school-based planning are described as academic achievement, school climate/student discipline, and two-way communication. Step-by-step procedures for developing school plans follow. These include: Step 1, Organize for Planning; Step 2, Perform a Needs Assessment; Step 3, Set the Objectives; Step 4, Develop Alternative Strategies; Step 5, Select the Planning Strategies for the Alternatives; Step 6, Review the Plan with the School Community; Step 7, Prepare for Implementation; Step 8, Review Conditions with Citizens and Staff; Step 9, Make Necessary Modifications to the Plan; Step 10, Check Periodically to See If Objectives Are Being Met; Step 11, Revise Activities as Appropriate; Step 12, Evaluate the Outcomes. An appendix suggests strategies for planning building-based improvements in special education. (KH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Seattle Public Schools, WA. Dept. of Planning, Research, and Evaluation.