ERIC Number: ED392163
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Site-Based Management in Secondary Schools.
Meriwether, Charlene O.
NASSP Practitioner, v22 n3 Feb 1996
Site-based management (SBM) gives teachers, principals, and communities a method for directly affecting and improving their schools. This newsletter describes some of the advantages of SBM, which can result in greater accountability for student learning and an increased opportunity for parents, teachers, students, and business. The greatest pitfall is the amount of time needed for successful implementation, which usually takes 5 to 10 years. A second challenge is the redefinition of roles, particularly that of the school administrator. Mandated by the Texas legislature in 1990, SBM has become a legal requirement for Texas administrators. The newsletter examines three San Antonio, Texas, schools after the first year of mandated reform. Administrators at each school believed in the positive potential of SBM. Time limits were an issue in two schools; the budget was the defining issue in the third school. (LMI)
Descriptors: Decentralization, Governance, Intermediate Grades, Middle Schools, Participative Decision Making, Program Implementation, School Administration, School Based Management, Secondary Education
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091-1537 ($2, $3 for nonmembers; quantity discounts; payment must accompany orders of $15 or less).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.