June 27, 2009
Miami School Negotiations Paper
The Miami school district has announced that as a result of the unexpected increase in enrollment, that school boundaries for the upcoming year will be redrawn. The school board has hired an expert to redraw school boundaries to submit for next year. Based on this, many students will not be able to stay at their present school. Upon hearing this, parents start voicing their objections to the school board about the proposed plan for the following reasons: quality of education, increased travel time, crossing economic and cultural boundaries, impact on property values and social impacts on children. Based on this information I need to develop a plan to address the stakeholders’ concerns by stating who the stakeholders are?, what negotiation strategy will you use to support the school board’s need to redraw the boundaries while addressing the concerns of the stakeholders?, and exactly how will ethics and culture impact my decision? In this paper I will discuss the mention concerns about the board redrawing the boundaries.
The most important part of the concerns lies within the stakeholders who are the parents, and students of Miami School. The parents concerns are: Whether their children will continue to obtain a quality of education? Increased travel time transporting them to and from school and day care facilities? Will they be located in a similar economic and cultural boundary? What impact will the redistricting have on their property values? What will the social impacts be on their children?
The negotiation strategy I will use to support the school board’s need to redraw the boundaries is to show a diagram (map) listing the school board’s concerns that if the redistricting is not implemented what negative effects will be if redistricting is not done. The negative effects include and are not limited to overcrowded classrooms, less... [continues]
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