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Utilization of Nebraska interlocal cooperative agreements by selected school districts: A multi -site case study


2005 2005

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Abstract (summary)

In 1963 Nebraska passed legislation which created the Interlocal Cooperation Act. This act allows all political subdivisions, including Nebraska school districts, to form interlocal cooperative agreements which are mutually beneficial to all parties involved.

This multi-site case study investigated 17 diverse interlocal cooperative agreements which were operational for the 2001–2002 school year in selected Nebraska school districts. Investigative questions focused on why interlocal cooperative agreements were implemented, how they impacted the operational procedures, and how they affected educational opportunities.

Themes emerged from the participants' telling of their stories. Aside from the known non-emergent theme concerning the expenditure lid exemption, this case study produced five major emergent core themes: “Other Cooperatives,” “Cultivating Trust,” “Community Endearment,” “Discriminating Partnerships,” and “Boundless Potential.”

Based upon the data, the researcher concluded: (a) interlocal cooperative agreements were highly utilized in both frequency and diversity, (b) benefits generated through the implementation of interlocal cooperative agreements were genuine and numerous, and (c) organizational considerations should be considered at the inception of the interlocal cooperative agreement.

Indexing (details)


Subject
School administration;
Curricula;
Teaching
Classification
0514: School administration
0727: Curricula
0727: Teaching
Identifier / keyword
Education; Educational leadership; Interlocal cooperative agreements; Nebraska; School districts
Title
Utilization of Nebraska interlocal cooperative agreements by selected school districts: A multi -site case study
Author
Sharp, Thomas Paul
Number of pages
133
Publication year
2005
Degree date
2005
School code
0138
Source
DAI-A 66/02, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780496979639, 0496979639
Advisor
Dlugosh, Larry; Walter, L. James
University/institution
The University of Nebraska - Lincoln
University location
United States -- Nebraska
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3163999
ProQuest document ID
305459840
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305459840
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