ERIC Number: ED204843
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The Administrative Leadership Team. Superintendent Career Development Series No. 5.
American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.; National School Boards Association, Washington, DC.
Using team management in school district administration requires compromises on the part of the board, the superintendent, and the other team members, but advantages can result. Better quality decisions, higher staff morale, greater support for decisions, and more efficient management are among the potential benefits. The first step in development of the team is establishment of a written school board policy concerning the team's purpose, role, authority, makeup, responsibilities, and available resources. The team must be organized with such factors as the district's size, the superintendent's style, staff morale, local education crises, and the effect of labor agreements on administration taken into account. Several options for team structure are available. The team should develop a written operating plan incorporating the board's policy statement, a description of team structure, a schedule of meetings, a statement of purpose, a monitoring mechanism, and procedural guidelines. The final ingredients are involvement of all team members, thorough communications, and respect for team members and the team concept. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Administrator Role, Board of Education Role, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Management Teams, Organizational Change, Participative Decision Making
American Association of School Administrators, 1801 N. Moore St., Arlington, VA 22209 (Stock No. 021-00820; $3.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.; National School Boards Association, Washington, DC.