ERIC Number: ED309285
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Developing an Effective School Improvement Council. Revised Edition.
Freedman, Susan; Grobe, Terry
This handbook is designed to assist schools in organizing and managing an effective school improvement council. It is divided into six sections. Section I describes the benefits of a school improvement council from the perspective of the school district, parents and citizens, teachers, the school administration, and students. Section II provides basic information on Chapter 188 school improvement funds and councils. Section III suggests ways to organize a school improvement council. A process for planning and decision making is described in Section IV. Section V describes systematic ways of coordinating the council with existing school groups and strategies for involving the community in the council's decision-making process. Section VI presents guidelines for evaluation. A 15-item bibliography is provided, followed by extensive appendixes, including the text of "An Act Improving the Public Schools of the Commonwealth--Chapter 188 of the Acts of 1985 as Amended by Chapter 414 of the Acts of 1986" and the following sample forms: an effective meeting checklist, needs assessment questionnaire, proposal application form, council evaluation form, and school improvement council narrative report. (YLB)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Citizen Participation, Decision Making, Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation, Educational Planning, School Community Relationship, State Legislation
Office of Community Education, Massachusetts Dept. of Education, 1385 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02169.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Quincy. Office of Community Education.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts