ERIC Number: ED363938
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Making Schools Work: Contracting Options for Better Management. Policy Study No. 169.
Beales, Janet R.; O'Leary, John
This document presents an overview of management strategies to help administrators make the most of available private-sector resources. The key is to view the private sector as a resource that can provide an infusion of expertise, accountability, and cost effectiveness into public education. Following the introduction, the second section examines contracting for support services, such as pupil transportation, food services, facilities management, and facilities construction. Section 3 examines the three main areas of core-service contracting--management services, instruction, and curriculum--and presents examples of actual arrangements. A conclusion is that greater school autonomy and decentralization are essential aids in promoting public-private partnerships. Appendices offer information on innovative management techniques, the principles of successful contracting, and contact sources. Six tables and seven figures are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Reason Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.