ERIC Number: ED212071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
School Board Standards: A Survey of Oregon Board Members.
OSSC Bulletin, v25 n3 Nov 1981
A survey of a random sample of 165 Oregon school board members examined the degree to which they agreed with four standards for appropriate school board behavior. The standards were drawn from the literature intended to educate school board members about their proper roles. The respondents agreed strongly with three of the standards: that the board should work as a unit, not as individuals; that the board and the superintendent should work together as a team; and that the board should expect the superintendent to keep it thoroughly informed. However, the respondents lacked consensus on the idea that the board should not interfere with the administration of the district. About half the board members agreed with this standard but about half disagreed. In contrast, almost all the literature on school board behavior supports noninterference in district administration. (Author/RW)
Descriptors: Administrative Principles, Board Administrator Relationship, Board of Education Role, Boards of Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Needs, State Surveys, Superintendents
Oregon School Study Council, College of Education, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403 ($4.00, $3.00 prepaid; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.
Identifiers: Board of Education Members; Oregon