ERIC Number: EJ1178946
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Changing Course in Jefferson City: Reevaluating a District Initiative to Convert Under-Enrolled Elementary Schools
Lochmiller, Chad R.
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v21 n2 p89-103 Jun 2018
This case positions the reader as the superintendent of Jefferson City Public Schools (pseudonym). Like many urban school districts in the United States, Jefferson City faces a complex milieu of fiscal challenges attributed to inadequate state funding and declining student enrollment. Within this case, the superintendent must address the failing implementation of a district-wide initiative, which converted K-5 elementary schools to K-8 combination schools in response to declining middle school enrollment. The case invites the reader to consider how the district might engage in strategic planning to revise or eliminate the initiative. The case is appropriate for use in administrator preparation programs, particularly those preparing district-level administrators.
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Superintendents, Public Schools, Declining Enrollment, Financial Problems, Organizational Change, Case Studies, Change Strategies, School Organization, Resource Allocation, Enrollment Management, Strategic Planning, Teaching Guides, Lesson Plans, Learning Activities, Middle Schools, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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