Date of Award


Degree Name

Specialist in Education


Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

First Advisor

Dr. Lawrence B. Schlack

Second Advisor

Dr. Charles C. Warfield

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


The proposed procedure for a local school administrator to establish direct interagency communication between local, K-12 school districts and other government agencies who deal with troubled youth was to: (a) examine the function and organization of the intermediate school district, (b) evaluate the role of its superintendent, and, (c) assist the superintendent in establishment of an interagency discussion group. the This group would meet regularly to discuss mutual concerns in helping troubled youth.

This experience focused on gaining an understanding of the organization and function of a Michigan intermediate school district, the role of its superintendent, and the other non-school, government agencies who routinely deal with troubled youth.

This experience illustrated that schools and other local agencies can communicate to share their experience and increase their mutual understanding. Through the active participation of the intermediate school district, all agencies can unite and exert a coordinated effort to assist the troubled youth of our communities.