Date of Award


Degree Name

Specialist in Education


Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

First Advisor

Dr. Lawrence B. Schlack

Second Advisor

Dr. William Grimshaw

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


The objective of this experiential project was to examine the role and functions of the community school’s director in the summer school and enrichment elements of the total program.

Major areas that were examined were budgeting procedures, curriculum and programming, staffing and personnel, and facility utilization.

Through the investigation of these areas is was found that budgeting was based on a "break-even" philosophy. It was observed that curriculum and programming were in a constant state of search for improvement and variety based on community need. Further, it was discovered that successful instructors and teachers for these programs are special people. Also, it was determined that facility utilization is an ongoing task based on availability and need. Finally, it was decided that flexibility is the key to successful community education programs.