ERIC Number: ED402699
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
How Widespread Is Site-Based Decisionmaking in the Public Schools? Issue Brief.
Daugherty, Shannon; Rossi, Robert
The push toward decentralization raises questions about the composition and areas of responsibility of site-based decision-making bodies. This bulletin answers these questions by examining data available from the 1993-94 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). All states reported having some site-based decision-making bodies in local schools. The majority of site-based decision-making bodies included principals, teachers, and parents. Finally, site-based decision-making bodies frequently considered issues pertaining to curriculum and student discipline. Three figures are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Elementary Secondary Education, Governing Boards, Participative Decision Making, Policy Formation, Public Schools, School Based Management
Phone: 1-800-424-1616; Internet: http://www.ed.gov/NCES
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC.