ERIC Number: ED315851
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
English, Fenwick W.
The Practitioner, v16 n2 Dec 1989
School-site management embodies the concept that decisions should be made at the lowest possible level in organizations and intends that no decision be made without the input of those affected by them. The concept also suggests the empowerment of individual units of the system, particularly, the teachers. Centralization versus decentralization is a crucial issue in the school-site management controversy, because a school district cannot move overnight from a highly centralized system to one of school-site management. Several areas are within the sphere of school-site management: (1) school scheduling; (2) instructional delivery; (3) instructional support; (4) curricular alternatives; (5) student wellness; (6) school climate; (7) parent/community involvement; (8) facility cleanliness and security; and (9) financial priorities. A strategy to implement school-site management is presented as well as exemplary programs now working at Kenmore-Tonawanda Schools (Buffalo, New York) and West Potomac High School (Alexandria, Virginia). (3 references) (SI)
Descriptors: Centralization, Decentralization, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Principals, School Based Management, School Organization
Publications, National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 ($1.50 prepaid; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.