ERIC Number: ED380874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Patterns of Government for Wisconsin School Districts. Bulletin No. 95055.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
School district organization in Wisconsin was never intended to be permanent or static. Changes in school district organization are a normal, ongoing process necessary to keep pace with changing needs, expectations, and conditions. Wisconsin has four different types of school districts--common school districts, Union High school districts, unified school districts, and City of the First Class school districts. This document contains state statutes that specify the authority and responsibilities of the various school districts. The document provides information on the composition, duties, and election of school board members; school district powers and duties; and requirements for district meetings and reporting. A chart compares the basic characteristics of common and unified school districts, and another illustrates changes in the types and numbers of Wisconsin school districts from 1937 to 1994. (LMI)
Descriptors: Board of Education Role, Boards of Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Public Schools, School District Reorganization, School Districts, State Legislation, State School District Relationship
School Management Consultative Services, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 125 South Webster Street, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin