ERIC Number: ED373447
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar-27
Reference Count: N/A
Restructuring: Leadership and Change for Virginia Beach Schools. Experimental Session 2B: Lessons from Restructuring Works in Progress.
Faucette, Sidney L.
This paper describes school restructuring efforts undertaken since 1991 in the Virginia Beach Public Schools (Virginia). These efforts are based on a resolution adopted by the school board in December 1991, which supported the implementation of school-based management and shared decision making. Several common restructuring themes were shared by the district and business: reducing bureaucracy, developing a customer-service orientation, sharing decision making and increasing participation, recreating the culture, and empowering employees. Since 1991, the district has eliminated 115 central office administrative positions, tried to apply the Golden Rule to all personal interactions, initiated the Parent Perception Project, piloted a leadership evaluation process, established the Traditional Discipline plan, created faculty councils and school planning councils, utilized strategic planning for school improvement, enacted school performance measures, created teacher cluster groups, and implemented curriculum guidelines within which teachers tailor their own instructional plans. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Beach City Public Schools, VA.