ERIC Number: ED355633
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
School Site Management and School Restructuring. NOLPE Monograph Series, No. 47.
Baldwin, Grover H.
Included in calls for change during the school reform of the 1980s were demands that teachers be given more control over education in the classroom. Such calls have led to the propagation of changes in the schools that allow teachers to take the lead in education, with school management being left to administrators. These changes create legal questions about the roles of school boards, administrators, and states in governing schools, management prerogatives, and the role of parents in education. This report addresses school-site management and newer reform issues, reviews important court decisions, and projects future areas of legal concern to teachers and administrators. Because education is a state responsibility, local school districts must obtain permission from the state to develop school-site management plans. In addition, local school boards may not, without the permission of the state legislature, give administrators or school boards unlimited authority to run schools. However, school boards are the arbiters of disputes over control of school reform and represent the community. Following an introduction, the monograph's five core chapters focus on educational governance and school-site management, school-site management and school-restructuring issues, administrators and restructuring efforts, professional staff and restructuring efforts, and student rights and school choice. Conclusions and implications are offered in a final chapter. A table of cases is included. (Contains 25 references.) (JPT)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Advisory Committees, Elementary Secondary Education, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, School Based Management, School Law, School Restructuring, State School District Relationship, Teacher Role
National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Southwest Plaza, Suite 223, S.W. 29th, Topeka, KS 66614.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.