ERIC Number: ED375229
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Survey of Local School Council Members, 1992: A Report on the Findings.
Mueller, Siegfried G.
This report is based on a survey of local school council (LSC) members in Chicago (Illinois) that was conducted in 1992 to determine and share the thoughts of LSC members on planning for school improvements and educational change, implementing policies, training, and fulfilling responsibilities and duties. Nearly 850 council members responded. Findings indicate that LSCs are involved in developing school improvement plans, planning and monitoring school improvement initiatives, budgeting expenditures, and publicizing and holding mandated meetings. Council members also provided school principals with direction by establishing policies and recommending specific actions. While many participated in training beyond that mandated by legislation, many did not participate in sessions that addressed educational theory, personnel selection, and reform legislation. Council members rated the performance of their district service center as "above average," that of the central service center "below average," and themselves "well above average." Council members noted improvements and positive change, with conditions considered worse than in 1991 only in the area of sufficient supplies. Concerns about finance, central administration, extent of participation and role clarity, and the future of reform were addressed in open-ended questions. (Contains 7 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chicago Public Schools, IL. Dept. of Research, Evaluation, and Planning.