ERIC Number: ED431240
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
School Councils: An Information Guide for Arizona Schools.
Rooker, Gary R.; Henley, Marilynn D.
This manual is intended as a resource guide for school councils in Arizona. The state created school site-based councils to bring together parents, the community, administrators, teachers, and students to form a decision-making body that can empower all stakeholders. The guide details the process of school councils as it relates to Arizona legislation, and serves as a flexible resource to assist school-council members in identifying and adopting necessary training. The booklet provides tools to help district/school administrators and board members initiate or implement school-based teams. It introduces a format for training that includes essential elements for school-council operation, such as team building, conflict management, the change process, and needs assessments. The text also provides examples of functioning school councils and offers ideas for additional resources/services. It presents the steps for organizing councils as it focuses on the district's role, the changing roles of education personnel, school council membership, and council evaluation, showing how school-council leadership can improve the school. Finally, the text outlines the steps necessary for achieving consensus: creating a shared vision, assessing needs, setting goals, developing and implementing action plans, and making site-based management work. (RJM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona