ERIC Number: ED282303
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Wood, R. Craig; Worner, Wayne M.
This chapter of "Principles of School Business Management" looks at the role of the school business official in an era of declining enrollments. Following an introductory review of national enrollment trends, the chapter discusses the use of the cohort survival technique for enrollment projection. The focus then shifts to the impact of enrollment decline. The relationships between enrollment decline and teacher employment needs (complicated by the requirements of special education and other special needs programs) are treated first; the second major area of impact is in the demand for school facilities. Planning for optimal facility utilization in different types and sizes of school districts is examined. The chapter concludes by considering school closing as an option for responding to enrollment decline. Maintaining adequate plans and projections at the individual school level, establishing school board policy, obtaining and analyzing relevant data, generating community support, and determining how to use or dispose of closed facilities are the major factors addressed. The school business administrator's role in providing advice, enrollment information, and financial data is discussed in the summary. Several tables and figures are provided, and 9 relevant sources are cited. (PGD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of School Business Officials International, Reston, VA.
Note: Chapter 22 of "Principles of School Business Management" (EA 019 320).