ERIC Number: ED455582
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Oct-25
Reference Count: N/A
Hollister Elementary School: A Case Study of Resource Reallocation.
Odden, Allan; Archibald, Sarah; Tychsen, Anita
Hollister Elementary School was one of several schools in its district to adopt a reform agenda initiated by the new district superintendent in 1995. This report tells the story of the school's adoption, implementation, and funding of the Success for All reading and Math Wings programs. The salient point is that the staff at the school managed to implement one of the most expensive comprehensive school designs with very little additional funding on top of already limited funding. Reform was accomplished because the superintendent set and supported the school on a course for change. He made it clear that to receive Title I funds, schools had to choose a research-based school design that specifically addressed the problems revealed in the needs assessment each school performed. He gave schools in need control over the majority of their school budget. At Hollister, the principal was able to reallocate some resources to the needs of the reform. Funds for former Title I positions allocated by the district plus additional Title I funding allowed payment for the majority of the Success for All and Math Wings programs. Initial student achievement results from both programs are promising. (RT)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Finance, Elementary Education, Resource Allocation, School Accounting, School Based Management, School Funds, School Support
Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1025 West Johnson Street, Room 653, Madison, WI 53706-1796. Tel: 608-263-4260; Fax: 608-263-6448.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.; Wisconsin Center for Educational Research, Madison. National Center for Effective Schools.
Authoring Institution: Consortium for Policy Research in Education.; Wisconsin Center for Education Research, Madison.
Note: A version of this paper was prepared for the American Education Finance Association Research Conference (Seattle, WA, March 18-21, 1999).