Consolidating school systems
From 1988 to 1992, schools that were consolidated or that grew due to reorganization experienced the following drop-offs in parent participation, according to the U. Department of Education: Parents became 12 percent less likely to respond to school questionnaires, 10 percent less likely to attend an open house, 5 percent less likely to check their children's homework—and 10 percent less likely to take part in PTOs.Recognizing these dangers, Unity West created the new post of parent representative (one per grade) to communicate with the teachers in the new school of 430 children. "It got more parents coming to meetings." River Road/El Camino del Rio Elementary School in Eugene, Ore., encouraged participation by changing the name of the parent group from the Parent Involvement Committee to the Parent/Teacher Club.consolidation - the act of combining into an integral whole; "a consolidation of two corporations"; "after their consolidation the two bills were passed unanimously"; "the defendants asked for a consolidation of the actions against them"To this catalogue of circumstances that tend to the amelioration of popular systems of civil government, I shall venture, however novel it may appear to some, to add one more, on a principle which has been made the foundation of an objection to the new Constitution; I mean the ENLARGEMENT of the ORBIT within which such systems are to revolve, either in respect to the dimensions of a single State or to the They ought, with equal care, to have preserved the FEDERAL form, which regards the Union as a CONFEDERACY of sovereign states; instead of which, they have framed a NATIONAL government, which regards the Union as a He had them in the greatest order--his tapes and his files, his receipts, and his letters with lawyers and correspondents; the documents relative to the wine project (which failed from a most unaccountable accident, after commencing with the most splendid prospects), the coal project (which only a want of capital prevented from becoming the most successful scheme ever put before the public), the patent saw-mills and sawdust would not achieve its main purpose: "What's more, these potential transactions represent a near-term fix to the industry's difficulties and do not address systemic profitability problems and root causes.A frequent question to the Reference Desk, and one currently receiving increased national attention due to budget challenges, is whether consolidating school districts might result in lower overall costs for education.Students had the opportunity to observe cultural presentations, sample various cultural cuisine, enjoy entertainment, plus much more.
The idea, says Tri-president Angella Anderson, was that parents would stay involved if they could relate to at least one person in charge.The National Education Policy Center research review is the most recent one found in our search.