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ERIC Number: ED505341
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 64
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Review of the Human Resources, Finance, and Information Technology Operations of the Seattle Public Schools
Council of the Great City Schools
In late 2007, the Council of the Great City Schools conducted a high-level management review of the school district's human resources, financial, and technology operations to: (1) Review and evaluate the leadership, management, organization, and operations of the respective departments; and (2) Develop recommendations and proposals that would help the departments achieve greater operational efficiency and effectiveness. The Council assembled a series of Strategic Support Teams comprised of senior managers with extensive experience in human resources, finance, and information technology in other major city school systems across the country. The teams reviewed documents provided by school district staff prior to site visits to Seattle on January 15-18, January 29-February 1, and February 3-6, 2008. The teams met with the Superintendent and Chief Financial/Operating Officer, conducted interviews with key staff members, outlined/synthesized findings and recommendations, and debriefed senior management. This management letter contains findings and recommendations developed by each team. Five attachments are included: (1) Strategic Support Teams; (2) Documents Reviewed; (3) Working Agendas; (4) Individuals Interviewed; and (5) About the Council of the Great City Schools. (Contains 20 footnotes and 2 exhibits.)
Council of the Great City Schools. 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 702, Washington, DC 20004. Tel: 202-393-2427; Fax: 202-393-2400; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of the Great City Schools
Identifiers - Location: Washington