ERIC Number: ED445420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Sunset Commission Decisions. Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention.
Sunset Advisory Commission, Austin, TX.
This document contains recommendations from the Sunset Commission for the Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) in Austin, Texas. Recommendations include: (1) modify ECI's current method of purchasing early intervention services to ensure the state receives the best value for its dollars; (2) tap additional funding sources to allow ECI services for more children; (3) ensure the council is meeting statutory objectives through a reassessment of its service delivery system; (4) strengthen accountability for public funds through improved performance monitoring; and (5) decide on continuation of the Interagency Council of Early Childhood Intervention as a separate agency after completion of Sunset reviews of all health and human services agencies. For each recommendation, the change in statute needed, management action needed, fiscal impact, and suggested modifications are provided. A tally of people on the Commission for and against the recommendation is given, along with the final action of the Commission. The document closes with a list of new issues and across-the-board recommendations. (CR)
Descriptors: Accountability, Agency Cooperation, Coordination, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Identification, Financial Support, Infants, Organizational Change, Policy Formation, Program Improvement, Toddlers
Sunset Commission, 1400 North Congress, Capitol Extension, Suite E2.002, Austin, TX 78701; Tel: 512-463-1300 (Voice); Tel: 512-463-1300 (TDD); Fax: 512-463-0705 (available in alternate formats).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sunset Advisory Commission, Austin, TX.