Site-Based Decision-Making

Chapter 24 - Final Destinations

Somebody has to go polish the stars,
They're looking a little bit dull. 1

Shel Silverstein

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly. 2

Langston Hughes

Site-based management is an opportunity to make a school into a "field of dreams." The school council which cultivates the soil and tends the garden with care will find the effort well rewarded by the smiles and accomplishments of children who are thriving in the warmly supportive environment being created by teachers, parents and administrators all unified by a common vision of a wonderful school.

How will the team know when this homecoming occurs? Will any of the original leaders and contributors still be around when that great day arrives?

The answer, my friends, is blowing in the wind.


Copyrighted 1991 by Jamie McKenzie, all rights reserved.