ERIC Number: ED411407
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
The Educational Coordinating Council for Correctional Institutions. 1996 Report.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Career Tech. and Adult Learning.
This annual report for fiscal year 1996 for the Educational Coordinating Council for Correctional Institutions in Maryland provides information on the inmate population, school improvement, technology, correctional education libraries and technology, special education, and the Occupational Skills Training Center. Eleven tables reflect composite reporting of operations and outcomes for schools and libraries during the fiscal year and compared to the prior year. According to the report, service during the year was disrupted because of a state legislative debate over funding and subsequent unfilled staff positions. This situation had a negative impact on operations, although the final outcome in the legislature was positive. operations were negatively impacted by these events. The final statistics reflect "mixed" results. High school diplomas issued fell by approximately 9 percent from fiscal 1995--from 895 graduates to 817. Literacy completions and occupational completions increased, whereas enrollment levels fell slightly from the year earlier, primarily because of vacant positions. Postsecondary education was practically eliminated from the program. On the other hand, the institutional libraries were enhanced and their technology upgraded, and services were increased. With the continuation of funding from the legislature, better results are expected in the next year. Two appendixes include minutes of a meeting of the council and state funding legislation. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Career Tech. and Adult Learning.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland