Date Approved

5-31-1999

Embargo Period

8-2-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in School Administration

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Capasso, Ronald L.

Subject(s)

Millville School District (Millville, N.J.); Communication in education

Disciplines

Elementary and Middle and Secondary Education Administration

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the level of communication which exists in the elementary schools in the Millville School District. Miliville is currently in the process of developing Lakeside Middle School. Lakeside Middle School will be composed of staff members from the three K-7 elementary schools and the current 5th and 6th grade students in the six elementary schools.

Surveys were developed to assess the effectiveness of the communication systems currently existing in the six schools. Surveys were then distributed to the six elementary school principals, future staff members, and the parents of the 5th and 6th graders in the elementary schools. Upon collection, the data was analyzed and charted to illustrate the level of effectiveness in the schools.

According to the data collected the level of communication in the schools was perceived to be effective. However, suggestions of a homework hotline and a quick-reference parent handbook were made to help maintain and improve communication in the schools.

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