ERIC Number: ED267495
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug-21
Reference Count: 0
"The Future Isn't What It Used to Be!" or, Long-Range Planning in Our Local School Systems Holds the Key.
Perryman, Bruce C.
Both comprehensive and long-range educational planning are discussed in this paper. Comprehensive planning begins with the identification of the district's mission. This mission generates a set of continuing objectives that aim toward the completion of specific end-dated objectives. The comprehensive plan must take into account the educational needs of the entire community. Program budgeting enables comprehensive planners to select appropriate strategies for meeting objectives. To achieve accountability, the plan must also include monitoring, evaluation, and reporting. Long-range educational planning involves establishing a planning cycle spanning several years. In the first year the database is updated and needs are assessed. In the second year the plan is revised and annual program plans and budgeting are developed. The third year brings review and completion of the 5-year plan. Implementation begins in the fourth year and evaluation follows in the fifth. The planning office should include a professional planner placed directly under the superintendent and supported by a skillful staff. The planning office should work independently of but in close coordination with those charged with program operations. All elements of the community affected by education should be involved in the planning process. (PGD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washakie County School District No. 1, Worland, WY.